Environment

HISPANIC ACCESS: Trump Administration’s Unprecedented Assault on Public Lands Disregards Moral Obligation to Protect Our Outdoor and Cultural Heritage

On the heels of the proclamation from President Trump to reduce Bears Ears National Monument by 85% and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument by nearly half, Secretary Zinke has released his report that announces eight more national monuments being targeted for vast reductions and expanded access for mining, drilling or logging.

HUFFINGTON POST: America’s Worst Idea: Donald Trump’s Dismantling of Our Natural Heritage

Javier Sierra, Contributer, Associate Communications Director, The Sierra Club

Zozobra, according to New Mexico tradition, is a dark character, half ghost, half monster, the enemy of everything good and decent who robs people of their most treasured possession, hope.

Latino Leaders Reject Trump Administration’s Decision to Take Away America’s Public Lands

Following President Trump’s announcement that he intends to roll back protections of more public lands than ever before in our history by reducing Bears Ears by 85% and Grand Staircase- Escalante National Monument by half, several Latino leaders expressed their concern over the decision and how this jeopardizes the future of national monuments nationwide.

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California Latino Leaders Express Outrage over Trump’s National Monuments Decision

Southern California Latino leaders are expressing outrage following President Trump’s announcement that he is rolling back protections of more public lands ever before in our nation’s history by reducing Bears Ears and Grand Staircase- Escalante National Monuments in Utah by over 2 million acres.

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CARPE DIEM WEST: Good Stewards An innovative new partnership supports Latino advocates for the Colorado

"We are called by our history and faith to be good stewards of this magnificent river, which has carved the Grand Canyon and nourished our ancestors for countless generations.”
– HAF (Hispanic Access Foundation) President and CEO, Maite Arce, and Al Martinez, HECHO (Hispanics Enjoying Camping, Hunting, and the Outdoors)

ALBUQUERQUE JOURNAL: Preserving and protecting the Organ Mountains is important to those who grew up around them

By Esperanza Chairez / Amherst College Student, Las Cruces Native

The mountains surrounding the Mesilla Valley, which make up the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument (OMDP) have been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. I still remember seeing my first rattlesnake, tarantula and coyote in these mountains as a little girl.

686 New Mexicans Ask Congressman Steve Pearce to Step Up for Public Lands and Renewable Energy

The Step Up Steve coalition today released a letter to Congressman Steve Pearce from 686 New Mexicans asking him to take specific policy actions in Congress to support protected public lands, affordable renewable energy, and clean air. Such actions include supporting national monuments, the Land and Water Conservation Fund, and investment in renewable energy programs.

BAKERSFIELD Community Voices: Community Voices: National parks on public lands facing relentless attacks in Washington

National parks and monuments on public lands in our state and across the nation help to define who we are as Californians, and as Americans. These iconic natural wonders and historical landmarks tell  the stories of our natural, cultural and outdoor heritage and also  help to drive our tourism economy.

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