Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Defending Bears Ears | Earthjustice

President’s abuse of authority violates 1906 Antiquities Act and U.S. Constitution, stripping protections from priceless cultural and natural heritage that belong to all Americans.

ON DEC. 4, Trump announced that he’s gutting Utah’s Bears Ears National Monument—home to ancient cliff dwellings, Native American cultural sites, and iconic wildlife—by 85 percent. This move is part of the largest rollback of federal land protection in U.S. history. It disregards both our national heritage and the law.

Earthjustice has filed a lawsuit to put a stop to this. We are representing a coalition of conservation groups in the suit: The Wilderness Society, the National Parks Conservation Association, the Sierra Club, the Grand Canyon Trust, Defenders of Wildlife, Great Old Broads for Wilderness, Western Watersheds Project, WildEarth Guardians, and the Center for Biological Diversity. The Natural Resources Defense Council and Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance are co-plaintiffs in the case, represented by counsel from those organizations…

We cannot let this assault on our public lands stand.

Bears Ears National Monument—and the more than 100 others—are part of what makes this land great.

more / Join the fight: Defending Bears Ears | Earthjustice

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