07 Dec '17, 2pm

We're Suing Trump Over His Illegal Attempt to Destroy Our National Monuments

The president signed proclamations on Monday that would strip protections from Utah’s Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments. Bob Wick/BLM Today, NRDC and Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance , together with Earthjustice on behalf of nine other groups, have filed a lawsuit to block the Trump administration from dismantling Bears Ears National Monument, a region sacred to many indigenous peoples and home to more than 100,000 archaeological sites that have long been threatened by looting, vandalism, and industrial development. The groups argue that President Trump exceeded his authority under the Constitution and violated the 1906 Antiquities Act, under which President Obama created the monument. After a speech filled with untruths at the Utah State Capitol on Monday—and in a blatant handout to the oil, gas, coal, and uranium industries—President Trump carr...

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