The Trust for Public Land on Today’s Decision by Trump Administration to Permit Drilling and Mining at Bears Ears and Grand Escalante National Monument Sites

February 6, 2020

The Trust for Public Land on Today’s Decision by Trump Administration to Permit Drilling and Mining at Bears Ears and Grand Escalante National Monument Sites:

“Slashing the boundaries of our national monuments to hand them over to private interests is an affront to the very concept of our public lands, and undermines the law that created those monuments,” said Diane Regas, president and CEO of The Trust for Public Land. “We must respect and strengthen the Antiquities Act, a law used by presidents of both parties to ensure that all people can get outside and enjoy the national treasures that belong to all of us.”