In the past, Alaska has been recognized as a font of natural resources and sheer beauty. Attempts to drill in the Arctic Refuge and build a road through Izembek National Wildlife Refuge show our wildest state is under attack like never before.
President Trump has made it clear that his administration values fossil fuel development above our lands and climate, and the latest victim could be the pristine night skies, rushing rivers and incredible prehistoric treasures around Dinosaur National Monument.
Just two months after President Trump approved the permanent dismantlement of a rule that ensured the public was involved early and often in decisions about fossil fuel development on public land, the Trump administration has opened an absurdly short comment period to overhaul the process of public land management.
You already answered the call to speak out for Bears Ears and the 26 other monuments—thank you. You are part of a movement of millions of people who care about defending these places. Here is what to expect in the coming weeks and months.