Opposition Renewed to Trump's Attack on Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
WASHINGTON― The Sierra Club, Center for Biological Diversity and Western Watersheds Project today renewed their opposition to President Trump’s illegal proclamation to strip protections from Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in Utah.
The conservation groups, which submitted comments as the first round of public input closes today, also criticized the Interior Department’s disregard for preserving irreplaceable objects of cultural and natural value and its destructive push for dirty fuel development.
“This process is a sham and an insult to millions of Americans who have told Trump to leave these national monuments as they were,” said Randi Spivak, public lands director at the Center for Biological Diversity. “The original boundaries of these spectacular monuments must be protected, along with the wildlife and cultural resources within them. Going through bureaucratic motions doesn’t change the fact that Trump’s actions are illegal.”
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