The following statement was released by Jamie Williams, president of The Wilderness Society, in the wake of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s failure to release any specific recommendations regarding President Trump’s order to “review” lands protected as national monuments.
On April 26, President Trump signed an executive order that calls into question the validity of America’s parks and national monuments, focusing specifically on removing protections for Bears Ears National Monument in Utah.
A new White House web page asks Americans which agencies they'd like to dismantle. Among those agencies are the National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and other critical environmental departments. Here's how we should respond.
With the fight over repealing individual environmental and public health regulations dying down, the Senate has moved on to a much larger and dangerous goal: making it more difficult to implement protections in the future.