1.Located in the southernmost corner of Nevada, Avi Kwa Ame — meaning "Spirit Mountain" in the Mojave language — is the tallest peak in its namesake Spirit Mountain Wilderness. For months, tribes, environmentalists and public land advocates have been pressing the Biden administration to grant Spirit Mountain monument status and bar new mining, drilling and other development. Wednesday's announcement comes several weeks after Biden traveled to central Colorado to create Camp Hale-Continental Divide National Monument, which encompasses Camp Hale, a World War II-era military training site, and the nearby Tenmile Range. The designation, his first national monument as president, brought more than 50,000 federal acres under increased protections that bar new drilling, mining and other development. Are you happy that Biden is protecting more land from mining, drilling and other development?
I don't care either way
Other (please specify)
2.Signed into law in 1906 by President Theodore Roosevelt, the Antiquities Act authorizes the president to "declare by public proclamation historic landmarks, historic and prehistoric structures, and other objects of historic or scientific interest that are situated upon the lands owned or controlled by the Government of the United States to be national monuments." Sixteen presidents, both Republicans and Democrats, have used it to create more than 150 monuments. Did you know about the Antiquities Act ?
3.A national monument is a protected area that can be created from any land owned or controlled by the federal government by proclamation of the President of the United States or an act of Congress. National monuments protect a wide variety of natural and historic resources, including sites of geologic, marine, archaeological, and cultural importance.These are some of the most visited U.S. National monuments. Which you have visited?
Statue of Liberty, New York City/New Jersey
Devils Tower National Monument, Wyoming
Muir Woods, Mill Valley CA
World War II Valor in the Pacific, Hawaii
Canyon de Chelly, Arizona
Carrizo Plain, California
Colorado National Monument, Colorado
Fort Matanzas, St Augustine, FL
Fort McHenry, Maryland
Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks, New Mexico
Other (please specify)
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