URGENT action needed: Don't let Trump auction off our public lands

By Newsroom America Feeds at 8 Apr 2018

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Vast swaths of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante -- the national monuments that Trump and Zinke shrank in December -- have been opened to mining corporations and energy developers.

When Trump and Secretary Zinke ignored over 2.8 million public comments and illegally eliminated protections for vast portions of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments, it was obvious that it was a gift to the dirty energy industry and a betrayal of local communities and indigenous peoples.

As of today, those national monuments will be available for lease to the highest bidder. More than two million acres of formerly protected public lands are now open to mining corporations and energy developers.

Grand Staircase-Escalante is a geological treasure, home to 20,000 archeological sites and sprinkled with slot canyons, monoliths, and natural bridges. Twenty-one new species of dinosaurs have been discovered there since the area's designation as a national monument. Grand Staircase-Escalante also houses centuries of Latinx history and is vital to the culture and economies of local communities.

Bears Ears is vital to tribal communities across the Colorado Plateau as a place of subsistence, spirituality, and healing. These lands are home to tens of thousands of important cultural sites, including the cliff dwellings, villages, and rock art panels of the Ancestral Puebloan people.

http://click.emails.sierraclub.org/?qs=a7d249fd691eb66d9454b6cf25dfe867e79be491a3e0b7720d36dee48e66d3ca36abc9427400dd98f67c4e8bff4b3250fcd52de2a737c025 Add your name right now to tell Secretary Zinke and the Trump administration: Don't auction off our treasured national public lands to fossil fuel polluters -- protect our national monuments!


Michael Brune

Executive Director

Sierra Club


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