In April, Donald Trump signed an Executive Order which asked Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke to review national monuments set aside by Presidents Clinton, Bush, and Obama.
After signing his order Trump said: “Tremendously positive things are going to happen on that incredible land, the likes of which there is nothing more beautiful anywhere in the world.” (Whatever that means.)
Secretary Zinke has spent the last few months taking public comment. It is no surprise that 99% of those who commented were opposed to reducing the size of our federal lands. But Zinke and Trump didn’t listen. Last week Secretary Zinke made his recommendations to Trump, in a memo that ought to be public but has not yet been disclosed. As the New York Times reported, Trump could reduce the size of the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah from 1.35 million to 160 thousand acres. Environmental groups, Native American tribes, and corporate leaders like Patagonia did not hesitate to speak up, and neither will we. The fate of these national monuments is being decided upon this week. We must fight for the national lands that belong to all-of-us.
- Watch Patagonia’s first ever TV ad released on August 20th rallying to protect Bears Ears, and share it on your Facebook.
- Take action here. Patagonia has resources where you can call, message, or tweet at Secretary Zinke.
- Retweet this and thank Patagonia for their corporate leadership
From our allies at Wall-Of-Us.