Department of the Interior Request for Comments on National Monuments
The DOI is reviewing large national monuments created since 1996, with the potential to reduce their size. We’re sure Trump has “friends” waiting for profitable leases for drilling, mining, ranching or logging on this land, spoiling them for public access. Bear’s Ears (Utah) is the first on the auction block, and the most threatened. Six monuments in CA are also under threat. Let’s let the DOI know that we like our national monuments unspoiled, and preserved for future generations.
Action: We need lots of comments on the agency website, the first (Bear’s Ears) is due May 26, 2017. Comments for other changes are due by July 10, 2017. We need to get cracking.
Comment here: https://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=DOI-2017-0002