Today another travesty happened. It has been proposed that two treasured National Monuments will be decimated. Bears Ears National Monument and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments have been designated to be divided up and made considerably smaller.
Why has this been proposed?
1. To allow PUBLIC lands to be exploited for the bottom line–MONEY!
2. To allow individual states more control over national treasures.
3. In my opinion, the change proposed To Bears Ears National Monument is racially motivated! In the case of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, in my opinion, the change is motivated by a hypocritical moral assessment also.
Why this should not happen?
1. If these lands do not belong to the Native Americans, these lands are national.
2. These lands have been designated as National Monuments, they are for all American citizens, not just local entities.
3. These areas are unique and exploitation, especially only for money, will alter them negatively forever.
4. In particular, these two monuments, Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante, respectively, were designated by President Obama and President Clinton under the Antiquities Act.
We can not stand by and allow this to happen. Contact your Senator and Congressman with your opinion about this!