Sunday, July 25, 2021

Tag: national monuments

Trump administration auctions off 150,000 acres of public land for fossil-fuel...

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.

Documents reveal drilling and mining interests were behind shrinking of Utah...

Yes Secretary Zinke claimed that the shrinking of the national monuments "isn’t really about oil and gas.”

National Monuments open for business: Mining and drilling to begin on...

Today marks the "largest rollback of protections for public lands and waters in U.S. history."

MUST-SEE VIDEO: 5 threats today to Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante...

Following the lead of Native American tribes, The Wilderness Society and other groups have filed lawsuits against President Trump for violating the Antiquities Act.

Why Trump’s shrinking of Bears Ears will be reversed

Research by environmental and natural resources law scholars shows the president’s action will likely be overturned by the courts.

Trump’s dismemberment of Bears Ears National Monument: Perspective from Indigenous scholars

How racism, grave robbery, disrespect of tribal sovereignty and Mormon belief in divine rights is driving Utah’s attack on public lands.

Zinke’s official report reveals decimation of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante...

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.

President Trump starts a conservation war

Retailers like Patagonia and REI are joining advocacy groups to battle for Bears Ears.

Trump shrinks national monuments in largest reduction in history. Here’s how...

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 decimate Bears Ears National Monument this Monday

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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