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No president has ever attempted to withdraw a monument named by a predecessor.
A recent study published by the journal Nature Ecology & Evolution finds that laws designed to protect the environment and biodiversity from the harmful impacts of human activities are under assault around the globe.
With the West already losing to development one football field's worth of natural areas every two and a half minutes, these shared lands are more important than ever.
Unfortunately we can’t take a lot of time to celebrate the victory, as Rep. Chaffetz has other plans for legislation that affects public lands.
A bill introduced by Rep. Jason Chaffetz last week proposes to sell 3.3 million acres of federal land in 10 different states.
"Public lands are worth far more than any short-term profits that these corporations will get."
These are only five of the thousands of threatened and endangered species reliant on our nation's public lands.
"The only safe place for coal in the 21st century is deep underground—these reforms will help keep more of it there."