“House Republican leaders are pushing legislation to waive up to 36 key environmental, public land management, and other laws. Setting up military style border control surveillance, detention, patrol and searches — potentially including the use of unmanned flying drones — 100 miles from the northern and southern border of the United States.”
Almost all of Maine would be in the “drone zone”.
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Jun 20, 2012 by NaturalResourcesDems
Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass) discusses some of the failures of HR 1505.
June 19, 2012
[DS added this info on H.R. 1505]
H.R.1505 – National Security and Federal Lands Protection Act
To prohibit the Secretaries of the Interior and Agriculture from taking action on public lands which impede border security on such lands, and for other purposes.
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