I am appalled by all these pull backs on Environmental protections. This is the United States of America, it represents a place and a people. Without both of these elements it is nothing. Our economy is important however our government is there to protect the people and these lands not business interests. The greatest generation and the generation before them saw the value in the beauty of this country and we can all thank Teddy for putting in place some of its largest protections. So why the heck don’t you all in Congress and the Executive branch see this? I am an independent voter and refuse to vote for any representative that votes in favor of removing existing environmental protections and will do my best to convince everyone I have some influence with to do the same.