News Release | Environment America

Interior Secretary Recommends Eliminating Protections for Ten of America’s National Monuments

Ten national monuments could soon lose some protections and be spoiled by mining, drilling, logging and overfishing, according to a U.S. Interior Department document leaked last night. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is recommending that President Donald Trump eliminate parts of four national monuments, including Bears Ears National Monument in Utah, and open six other national monuments to commercial industry that threatens the land, water and wildlife. Not only is this recommendation environmentally irresponsible, it defies public opinion. Ninety-eight percent of the record-breaking 2.8 million public comments to the Interior Department asked the federal government to maintain or expand protections for the national monuments under review. 

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Interior Secretary Zinke Recommends Eliminating Portions of America’s National Monuments

“The unwise and unpopular choice to stop protecting these lands and waters will ravage pristine places, put wildlife in danger and jeopardize scientific and archeological history, including sacred Native American sites.”

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Neighbors call on Interior Secretary to keep public lands in public hands

The battle to save our public lands has come to the gardens of Capitol Hill. More than 130 neighbors of U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke have put up signs in their front yards calling on the secretary to protect America’s national monuments.

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FY18 Budget Would Allow Drilling in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Today, the House of Representatives leadership unveiled its FY' 2018 budget which fails to protect our families health and our natural resources including language that would instruct the Natural Resources Committee to allow, for the first time ever, drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and a cut of $528 Million compared to FY'17.

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Bears Ears National Monument needs to be fully protected.

Today Secretary Zinke announced his recommendation that President Trump consider reducing the size of the Bears Ears National Historic Monument.

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Scott Pruitt won’t protect our air, water or families

Washington, D.C. – Today the Senate voted to approve President Trump’s nomination of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to head the Environmental Protection Agency. Environment America’s Executive Director, Margie Alt, issued the following statement in response:

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Scott Pruitt won’t protect America’s air, water or families

“Americans deserve an EPA administrator who will fight to protect the air we breathe, the water we drink and the planet we love. Scott Pruitt fails on all these accounts.” -- Margie Alt, Environment America.

Washington, D.C. – Today the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee suspended their own rules to advance  President Trump’s nomination of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to head the Environmental Protection Agency. Environment America’s Executive Director, Margie Alt, issued the following statement in response:

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First bee in continental U.S. makes the Endangered List

Washington, D.C.— Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service listed the rusty patched bumble bee as an endangered species. The native bumble bee is the first bee in the continental United States to be listed under the Endangered Species Act. 

 

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WITH TWO MORE NATIONAL MONUMENTS, OBAMA CONSERVATION LEGACY GETS EVEN STRONGER

Washington DC -- Today President Obama designated two new national monuments in the Southwest, permanently protecting nearly two million acres.   Environment America’s Executive Director Margie Alt issued the following statement:

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Congresswoman Catherine McMorris Rodgers supports more drilling, less funding for America's treasured places

Washington, D.C.–  According to press reports, President-elect Trump has chosen Representative Catherine McMorris Rodgers to head the Department of Interior.

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