Trump Expected to Shrink Two Utah National Monuments
President Trump is expected to sign an executive order as early as this week that would unilaterally shrink Utah's Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and Bears Ears National Monument. Bears Ears was designated by President Obama last year to protect sacred tribal land and artifacts. The move to shrink these Utah monuments puts historical tribal artifacts at risk of being destroyed, puts the wildlife who inhabit the land in danger, and could hurt the local tourism and outdoor retail industry.
These attacks on our national monuments and public places are unpopular with the American people, unwise, and in this case illegal. Ranking Member Grijalva, Native American leaders and defenders of our national monuments are prepared to challenge Trump's executive order in court and are confident that they will win.
Stand with us in the fight to protect our national monuments. Follow @NRDemson Twitter and use the #MonumentsForAll hashtag to show your support.
Wednesday, November 1
- House Floor Vote: The House will vote on a wildfire bill, the Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2017 (H.R. 2936) a.k.a. the Cut Down Forests Act, that fails to address the wildfire crisis and instead aims to allow commercial logging on national forests without any public input and ignores bedrock environmental safeguards.
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