Tell Trump to continue to preserve 27 national monuments that he has in his sights.
The Trump administration recently asked Ryan Zinke, Secretary of the Interior, to review the status of 27 national monuments–22 land-based ones in 11 states, and five marine ones. (Never mind that the monuments would have gone through review and public comment leading up to their designation…)
Given the way that Trump has behaved to date, you can bet that he and his minions aren’t interested in caring for these monuments as past administrations have pledged to do. It’s likely that Trump and friends are looking for ways to allow extraction of natural gas, coal, and the like on lands and waters held in public trust.
It’s on you to speak up and defend them.
The deadline to make comments in favor of the relatively newly-designated Bears Ears Monument in Utah is May 26. The deadline for submitting comments for the other 26 is July 10.
Modern Hiker has a good web page on how to comment, what to say, and which of the 27 seem to be at greater risk:
In particular, pay attention to what they write under the heading, “What Should I Write About In My Comments?” (Scroll down for this).
If you know what you want to say, here’s where to send your message (this is from the Modern Hiker page):
You can mail them to
U.S. Department of the Interior
1849 C Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20240
Note that all comments – including any personal identifying information – may be made publicly available at any time.
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