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BREAKING: "No More Parks" bill threatens Muir Woods, Giant Sequoia, iconic landmarks
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The House Committee on Natural Resources approved the "No More Parks" bill -- which threatens Muir Woods, Giant Sequoia, and other iconic landmarks.
This bill is a handout to the Trump administration's fossil fuel backers:
- It guts the Antiquities Act, eliminating protections for beloved places like Giant Sequoia, Grand Teton -- and Muir Woods, created by President Teddy Roosevelt to honor Sierra Club founder John Muir.
- It creates a legal mechanism for presidents to reduce a monument -- which we know Trump would put to work immediately -- carving up sacred indigenous sites, breathtaking plateaus, and waters critical to biodiversity and handing them over to his oil and gas cronies. And it's headed to the House floor for a vote, so we need to move fast.
Your emergency gift today will help the Sierra Club stop Congress, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and President Trump from selling off our country's public lands by engaging key pro-environment lawmakers and scaling up our legal and grassroots strategies. Please, rush $5 or whatever you can now.
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Why is this this gaining traction now? Because we have an Interior Secretary whose political career has been bankrolled by Big Oil -- remember, Zinke just a few weeks ago took a $12,000, taxpayer-funded flight on an oil exec's plane -- and a President who's made "drill, baby, drill" a rallying cry, both of whom want to sell off our monuments to their Big Energy cronies.
The "No More Parks" bill would help them do just that -- ending a president's ability to designate national monuments based on historic landmarks, historic and prehistoric structures, and other objects of historic or scientific interest; limiting the size of national monuments; and as noted, giving the president a way to legally reduce monuments.
The Sierra Club is determined to stop this wrongheaded, polluter-serving bill on the floor -- but to do that, we need your help right now. Please, contribute $5 or more now, before our founder John Muir's and President Teddy Roosevelt's legacies are permanently wiped out by chainsaws and drills.
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Like you and me, most of the country wants to see our precious public lands protected for future generations. With your help, we'll make sure that happens.
Thank you for your determination,
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