Subscribe to Newsletter

To subscribe to our newsletter simply add your email below. A confirmation email will be sent to you!

Wyoming Congresswoman calls for limits on domestic drone surveillance

Billings Gazette

August 02, 2012

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Wyoming congresswoman Cynthia Lummis wants to limit the use of drones for surveillance within the United States.

Lummis is one of 22 lawmakers who introduced a bill last week that would require a warrant before unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, could be used by law enforcement for surveillance. The bill would also bar federal agencies like the Environmental Protection Agency from using evidence collected by drones in administrative hearings.

Drones have been used to spy on and hunt down al-Qaida terrorists in Pakistan. Earlier this year, Congress, under pressure from the U.S. Department of Defense and manufacturers, ordered the FAA to give drones greater access to civilian airspace by 2015.

Some drones weigh just a few pounds and can fit in a person’s hands.

Read more:

In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, any copyrighted work in this message is distributed under fair use without profit or payment for non-profit research and educational purposes only. [Ref. http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml]

Search Citizen Review ARCHIVES for keywords, stories

 

Search Citizen Review
(Current News - from Jan. 2012 to present)

Note about Searching this Website

If you wish to use this website to research by topic or keyword, there are TWO search engines - one for the current stories as posted in our Wordpress format, and the ARCHIVE search engines, which goes back in time to 1999.  Be sure to use both to access stories relative to your search that covers both time periods. - Ed.