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Trump Determined to Auction Our Public Lands to Oil and Gas Industry

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Dear Guardian,

I don’t think I have to tell you that fracking less than a mile from one of America’s most iconic geologic wonders, Carlsbad Caverns, is a horrible idea.

Yet that’s exactly what President Trump and his Interior Secretary, Ryan Zinke, are planning to do.

Send a letter today and help us push back against this horrible plan to sacrifice our iconic public lands for fossil fuels.

Carlsbad Caverns National Park in southern New Mexico spans nearly 50,000 acres and a contains a system of hundreds of caves, many of which haven’t been fully explored. Its unique subsurface geology got it first protected as a National Monument in 1923, then as a National Park in 1930.

Now, this September the U.S. Bureau of Land Management wants to auction away 71,000 acres of public lands for fracking, including lands right next to Carlsbad Caverns.

Join us as we speak out in defense of Carlsbad Caverns, our public lands, and a safe climate.

Southeast New Mexico is already under siege by fracking. The results are devastating. For the last year, there have been an average of more than three spills, releases, fires, and other disasters daily. For the area’s fragile subsurface geology, more fracking could be a death knell.

And for our climate, the plan only portends more dangerous fossil fuel pollution.

Take action for all our public lands and for a clean energy future. Our iconic lands, including Carlsbad Caverns, depend on it.


Jeremy Nichols, Climate and Energy Program Director

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