Rep. Ruben Gallego Introduces Bill to Protect Bears Ears National Monument

December 1, 2017

Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) introduced a bill to protect the Bears Ears National Monument from an unprecedented attempt by the Trump administration to downsize and redraw the monument’s boundaries.

The bill has been endorsed by the Sierra Club, Natural Resources Defense Council, Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance, The Wilderness Society, Conservation Lands Foundation, Earthjustice, League of Conservation Voters, National Parks Conservation Association, Grand Canyon Trust, and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

“The tens of thousands of artifacts and irreplaceable historic resources at Bears Ears make it one of the nation’s most significant cultural landscapes,” said Tom Cassidy, Vice President for Government Relations and Policy for the National Trust for Historic Preservation. “The National Trust applauds Congressman Gallego’s leadership on legislation to protect the existing Bears Ears monument and adjacent areas of national significance.”

Learn more about the bill on Rep. Gallego's website.

Tell your lawmakers to support the Bears Ears National Monument Expansion Act and protect this special place.

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