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Dear Progressive Secretary Supporter

Here is a new Progressive Secretary letter.

This letter supports a campaign by Friends of the Earth and the Natural Resources Defense Council. It asks the Department of the Interior to cancel plans to sell lands near Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments.

The Wilderness Society, Defenders of Wildlife, EarthJustice, the Sierra Club, and others oppose the administration’s plans.

We will send your email-letters to the Department of the Interior

Please cancel your plans to sell lands near Bears Ears National and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments.

Bears Ears is the ancestral homeland of several Native American tribes, and home to over 100,000 archaeological and cultural sites sacred to many tribes. Fossils found at Grand Staircase-Escalante offer a unique window into the Late Cretaceous period.

In 2017, the administration reduced Bears Ears by ~85% and Grand Staircase-Escalante by nearly one half. Several Native American tribes and a coalition of environmental organizations sued the administration. Those cases are still pending.

Typically, one suspends plans until the courts resolve all legal issues. Continuing these sales while lawsuits are pending indicates that the administration isn’t concerned with how the judges will rule, and that’s alarming.

Cancel this proposed sale.

Click here to send this letter or to learn more (you can edit the subject or the letter itself in the next step, if you wish).


Kathie Turner, Executive Director

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