Tag: national monuments
Despite the fact that the federal government's own report shows that oil and gas production on public land contributes significantly to U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and the Trump administration continue to push on expanding its use.
Yes Secretary Zinke claimed that the shrinking of the national monuments "isn’t really about oil and gas.”
Today marks the "largest rollback of protections for public lands and waters in U.S. history."
Following the lead of Native American tribes, The Wilderness Society and other groups have filed lawsuits against President Trump for violating the Antiquities Act.
Research by environmental and natural resources law scholars shows the president’s action will likely be overturned by the courts.
How racism, grave robbery, disrespect of tribal sovereignty and Mormon belief in divine rights is driving Utah’s attack on public lands.
No matter what Zinke says, the report makes it clear that the decimation of these national monuments is just another gift to Oil, Gas, and Coal.
The fight will not be easy, but with so much support and on-the-ground activism, hopefully it is a fight that conservationists can win.
Trump plans to shrink Bears Ears monument from more than one million acres to 200,000 acres, with similar cuts to the Grand Staircase-Escalante.
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