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12 May
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Act Now: Save California’s national monuments

Tell the Department of the Interior: Protect our national monuments.

 

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Donald Trump could eliminate 27 of our national monuments so they can be opened up for oil and gas drilling.

In California, everything from the ancient sequoias in Giant Sequoia National Monument to the blooming wildflowers at Carrizo Plain National Monument is at risk.

But we’re fighting back.

This week, the Department of the Interior is launching a public comment period for members of the public to weigh in on the protected status of these monuments.

Join us in sending a strong message to Trump: Hands off our national monuments.

Speak up for public lands

Protect public lands and water

President Teddy Roosevelt signed the Antiquities Act of 1906 to protect our shared American landscape from thieves and to prevent corporate looting. But Donald Trump is doing the opposite.

The Antiquities Act authorized presidents to protect federal land with monument designation. Thanks to the efforts of presidents of both political parties, our nation has more than 150 national monuments on our public lands and waters. These historic sites represent a crucial part of our American heritage — they protect Native American sacred ground, preserve historic areas, and drive local economies with unparalleled opportunities for recreation and tourism.

We can’t let Trump give our public lands and waters to the fossil fuel industry. Tell the Department of the Interior: Defend our national monuments.

Thanks for speaking up.

Dan Lashof
Senior Vice President, Policy
NextGen Climate

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