Since 2017, we have seen protections for the environment, wilderness areas, and national parks weakened. Now the National Park Service is proposing changes to the regulations governing the listing of properties in the National Register of Historic Places. Among the proposed changes is one that would ensure that if the owners of a majority of the land area in a proposed historic district object to the listing, the proposed district will not be listed over their objection. This change would definitely weaken the law's ability to recognize and protect districts of historic significance.
Comments about the proposed rule can be submitted until 11:59 p.m. on April 30. Click here for more information about the proposal and for information about submitting comments.
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