Friday, August 3, 2018

Tell Congress to oppose bills that roll back protections on public land

Citadel Ruins at Bears Ears 

Right now, some of our most cherished landscapes, cultural landmarks, and pristine natural preserves are threatened by three separate bills in Congress.

We can stop these bills, but only if we act now. Send a message to your lawmakers: our country's natural treasures need more protection, not less.

Opposing these bills is crucial — if passed, they would permanently enshrine the recent, controversial rollbacks shrinking Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments into law and fundamentally change the Antiquities Act itself. That's the law that allows Presidents to protect special places through a national monument proclamation, originally championed by Teddy Roosevelt starting in 1906. It's protected countless national treasures like Devil's Tower, Chaco Canyon and the Grand Canyon.

To stop these bills, every member of Congress needs to hear from people like you — people who are committed to safeguarding the fragile beauty of our public lands. Stand up now and tell Congress that you oppose these dangerous bills.

- Shiloh Stark, The Nature Conservancy

By filling out the form found on the link above, the following message will be delivered to your Senators and your Representative:

Stop legislation that threatens public lands

I stand in firm support of our nation's public lands and urge you to help defeat H.R. 3990, H.R. 4532, and H.R. 4558. Our cherished landscapes and waters are home to our greatest natural treasures, and we cannot afford to roll back protections that previous Presidents have enacted.

National monuments and public lands not only inspire us; they give us clean water and air, provide vital wildlife habitat, and generate billions of dollars in recreational activities. Places like these need more protection, not less.

Arizona Contact Info:

Rep. Martha McSally
Tucson office: (520) 881-3588

Sen. Jeff Flake
Tucson office: 520-575-8633

Sen. John McCain
Tucson office: (520) 670-6334

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