Trump’s planned visit sparked immediate reactions by conservationists, who, along with tribal leaders, begged for protection of the Bears Ears area for decades.
This illegal action will cement Trump’s legacy as one of the worst presidents in modern history.”
“Trump has no clue how much people love these sacred and irreplaceable landscapes, but he’s about to find out. He’s shown his blatant disregard for public lands, Native Americans and the law. We look forward to seeing him in court,” said Randi Spivak, public lands program director at the Center for Biological Diversity.
*25* dinosaur species have been uncovered at Grand Staircase-Escalante since it was designated in 1996. Cutting national monuments endangers thousands of cultural and archaeological sites. We must protect #MonumentsForAll https://t.co/bU8laUx3Xg
— National Parks Conservation Association (@NPCA) November 21, 2017
The Center for Western Priorities called Trump’s move the largest rollback of protections for lands and wildlife in U.S. history.
The president is capping his celebration of Native American Heritage Month by opening the door to new drilling and mining on land considered sacred by tribal nations.”
“After his appalling remarks at the White House on Monday, President Trump’s assault on tribal interests continues at a staggering pace,” said the group’s executive director, Jennifer Rokala.