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May 16, 2017 at 1:36 pm #3106
Lee Arbach TBPKeymaster
Tim D Peterson
Urgent: We Only Have Until May 26 to Save Sacred Lands in Utah!
Act now: Urge Interior Secretary Zinke and President Trump to keep Bears Ears National Monument intact!
In 2016, President Barack Obama proclaimed the Bears Ears National Monument in southeastern Utah, safeguarding one of the most significant cultural areas in the United States and honoring tribal nations that have ancestral connections to the region. In April, President Donald Trump signed an executive order calling for a “review” of Bears Ears and other national monuments for potential elimination or reduction. American citizens have been given until May 26 to defend Bears Ears through public comment.
We must continue to stand with Bears Ears and our protected public lands. Take action now!
Bears Ears is exactly the type of landscape that the Antiquities Act—a law that has been used by 16 presidents of both parties to safeguard this and other national treasures—was enacted to conserve. Containing more than 100,000 cultural sites, scientific wonders, a wide range of biodiversity, and world-class opportunities for outdoor recreation, Bears Ears is cherished by tribes and many other Americans across the country.
The nation’s monuments are special places. Local citizens—sportsmen, business leaders, Native Americans, conservationists, outdoor enthusiasts, and members of the faith community—agree that they should be protected for future generations. These landmarks, landscapes, and seascapes have value that far exceeds their physical features; they manifest the core democratic ideals of freedom, justice, and equality.
It is imperative that we speak up when our national heritage and our public lands are at risk. Send a message today!
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