Tag: public lands
Following the lead of Native American tribes, The Wilderness Society and other groups have filed lawsuits against President Trump for violating the Antiquities Act.
How racism, grave robbery, disrespect of tribal sovereignty and Mormon belief in divine rights is driving Utah’s attack on public lands.
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.
"Our voices must be heard and we encourage the public to continue speaking out."
The protest says the BLM has violated the National Environmental Policy Act and the Endangered Species Act by failing to analyze the risks of drilling for oil and fracking with dangerous chemicals on such a massive scale.
The Trump administration's new proposed budget plan increases funding for dirty energy development on public lands, while cutting everything else.
Zinke also proposed opening these publicly held national monuments up to drilling, logging, commercial fishing and other activities for private profit.
This is a legacy that will still be impacting both people and planet long after he’s gone.