Opposition to the anti-National Historic Preservation Act

Letter from Dr. McDowell-Loudan to Representatives Smith & Thornberry

re: the anti-National Historic Preservation Act

Ellis E. McDowell-Loudan, Ph.D.Historic Preservation Act
Chair, Action Committee,
New York Archaeological Council

Representative Adam Smith
Representative Mac Thornberry
Armed Services Committee

As Chair of the Action Committee of the New York Archaeological Council, a statewide organization of professional anthropological archaeologists, I am authorized by our Board to express our concerns and stress our opposition to the anti-National Historic Preservation Act amendment in the FY2016 National Defense Authorization Act. The provision would amend the National Historic Preservation Act to allow federal agencies, for national security reasons, to remove properties from the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) or to veto the listing of NRHP properties in the future.

Opposition to the anti-National Historic Preservation Act Letter Full Text

HPA anti-amendment NYAC Response (77.0 KiB)