The Center for Biological Diversity Is Fighting to Save Our National Monuments

Word has leaked that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke wants President Trump to slash protections from 10 iconic national monuments. He also wants Trump to significantly shrink at least four of them: Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante in Utah, Gold Butte in Nevada, and Cascade-Siskiyou in California and Oregon. 

Rolling back protections will open the door for more logging, mining, grazing, fracking and destruction of wildlife. 

"Zinke and Trump are displaying their disdain for these magnificent public lands and the millions of people who demanded they remain protected," said Randi Spivak, public lands program director at the Center for Biological Diversity. "Trump has no authority to make any of the changes that Zinke's recommending. If he tries to, we'll see him in court." 

That's just one of the many reasons the Center for Biological Diversity is launching Ignite Change — a nationwide grassroots network to protect wildlife and wild places from Trump. Saving our public lands will be the first campaign. 

LA Times: Here are the national monuments being reviewed under Trump's order.

TAKE ACTION -- CONTACT YOUR CONGRESSIONAL REPRESENATIVES

Click here for an excellent guide on how to contact your members of Congress and download a pledge asking them to:

  • Eliminate or reduce the size of a national monument;
  • Weaken conservation protections for cultural, historic and/or natural resources afforded a national monument;
  • Weaken the authority of the president, granted by the Congress in the National Monuments Act of 1906, to
    proclaim national monuments.

See more of work by Center for Biological Diversity including their exciting Ignite Change campaign at BiologicalDiveristy.org.

 

More campaigns by Center for Biological Diversity:

IGNITE CHANGE

WOLVES ON THE WEST COAST

SAVING THE MEXICAN GRAY WOLF

 


 

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