Wild places across the country are under siege. Now, in addition to threats coming out of Capitol Hill, our wild places are also coming from state capitals as well.
The first attempts to take away federal lands are already underway. In Utah, the legislature passed and the Governor signed a law that takes land away from places the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument. This unprecedented action is an attempt to undo decades of conservation and protection, and hand over swaths of land to mining companies, oil and gas drillers, and logging companies.