I would like to urge your readers to contact their senators and representatives to vote no on the deceitfully named "National Monument Creation and Protection Act." This repeals the Antiquities Act and would prevent the creation of new national monuments and gives the president power to eliminate the ones we have.
Already, the president is attempting to shrink 10 monuments to an arbitrary 85,000 acres and open them to drilling, mining, logging, commercial fishing and other development. Trump is planning on announcing shrinking Bear Ears and the Grand Staircase monuments next week.
Call (202) 224-3121 to oppose Senate Bill S33 and House bill HR3990.