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Oil and Gas Industry Targeting Sacred Lands—Speak Out!

No Fracking Our Monuments

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Dear Guardian,

Bears Ears of National Monument is under siege by fracking and we need your voice to help push back.

This month, Trump and his Secretary of the Interior, Ryan Zinke, confirmed plans to auction off more than 51,000 acres of public lands for fracking right next to the Bears Ears National Monument in Southern Utah.

These plans come on the heels of Zinke’s announcement that he has recommended all or parts of Bears Ears National Monument be eliminated.

This is where your voice matters most. Speak out today to defend our sacred public lands and resist the oil and gas industry’s attempts to despoil the Bears Ears.

The Bears Ears National Monument is our nation’s newest Monument and a cultural treasure. It’s deep canyons, iconic buttes, and Ancestral Puebloan ruins are unmatched and they’re a majestic symbol of American history and our legacy of public lands.

Apparently, though, Trump and Zinke couldn’t care less about reverence for the sacred.

Send a letter today in defense of Bears Ears and in support of the American West. Tell Trump and Zinke that we won’t tolerate their schemes to sell our public lands to the oil and gas industry.

Because it’s not just our lands, it’s also our climate and our clean energy future at risk.

Every acre of public lands auctioned to the oil and gas industry for fracking leads to 10 metric tons of carbon pollution every year. With 26 million acres already sold to the companies like BP and Exxon, we can’t afford one more acre to be given away.

Defend the Bears Ears National Monument and our climate from fracking. Stand up to the oil and gas industry and their cronies, Trump and Zinke.

Thank you.

For the wild,

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Jeremy Nichols
Climate and Energy Program Director
WildEarth Guardians
jnichols@wildearthguardians.org

P.S. It’s not just Bears Ears at risk, other Monuments, including Utah’s Dinosaur National Monument, are in industry’s crosshairs. We are pushing back fiercely, these sacred lands are too vital to lose to fossil fuels.

P.P.S. Check out our interactive maps of Bears Ears. See where these lands are located and the push industry is making to open up this amazing National Monument to fracking.

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photo credit: Bob Wick, U.S. Bureau of Land Management

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