Speak up: Urge Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to protect our public lands and waters


Kevin,

Donald Trump has launched two major attacks on our public lands and waters.

On Wednesday, Trump signed an executive order directing Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to “review” more than 20 of our national monuments — American icons like Giant Sequoia in California and Bears Ears in Utah. If eliminated, these monuments — public lands that we all own — could be opened up to industry for oil and gas drilling.

And on Friday, Trump signed an executive order directing Zinke to begin the process of opening up protected areas in the Arctic, Atlantic and Pacific for oil and gas drilling. This would undo much of the progress our nation has made to protect the fragile waters off of our coasts.

Kevin, we need to get loud about this. These orders, like Trump’s illegal travel ban, show complete disregard for the rule of law. The president does not have authority to hand over national monuments and protected coastal waters to Big Oil — and Americans won’t stand for it.

Act Now: Urge Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to protect our public lands and waters.

Protect public lands and watersProtect public lands and water

Clean energy is beating fossil fuels and provides an unprecedented opportunity to create jobs, clean our air, and ensure long-term prosperity. Trump is willfully ignoring this opportunity, preferring to put fossil fuel polluters ahead of the health and well-being of the American people — and that is disgraceful.

We can’t let Trump sell off our public lands and waters to the fossil fuel industry. Tell Ryan Zinke: Do your job and protect America’s lands and waters.

Thanks for taking action.

Tom Steyer
President
NextGen Climate

Advertisements

About eslkevin

I am a peace educator who has taken time to teach and work in countries such as the USA, Germany, Japan, Nicaragua, Mexico, the UAE, Kuwait, Oman over the past 4 decades.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s