According to President Trump’s proclamation axing the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments, as of this morning, anybody with four wooden pickets and no conscience can stake a mining claim in those National Monuments.
This kind of activity would threaten our priceless public lands. And now, members of Congress in the pockets of extractive industries are advancing bills to cement and expand on these unprecedented attacks against Bears Ears and Grand Staircase. Another proposed bill would go so far as to gut the Antiquities Act, the foundational law that protects America’s national monuments in the first place. It would give us a future of either tiny monuments or no new national monuments, rewriting America’s conservation values.
With your help, we can demonstrate the overwhelming public outrage over these unprecedented attacks on our iconic public lands and ensure more threats won’t advance in Congress while we fight Trump’s actions in court. Tell Congress to defend our national monuments and oppose these dangerous bills!