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Statement on Trump administration’s harmful new plans for Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante

Feb 6, 2020

David Willett,, 202-454-4598

Washington, DC: In response to the Trump administration’s finalized management plans for Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante, the League of Conservation Voters issued the following statement from Alex Taurel, Conservation Program Director:

“This is when we see Trump’s true motivations to favor polluters over people really play out. Selling the rights to drill and mine in Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante is a slap in the face to tribes, local communities, and businesses who depend on these lands for their way of life and livelihoods. We stand with them in their efforts to continue fighting in court to overturn Trump’s reckless decision to cut back these monuments containing some of America’s most majestic landscapes and sacred cultural sites. We will continue fighting to ensure that America’s public lands remain open and accessible to all, not the oil and gas and mining industries.”