President Trump’s first official budget proposal includes a rider that encourages drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, among other cash-grab gimmicks and deep cuts to conservation programs.
At a time when America’s parks and other public lands desperately need greater investments and protections, the proposed Trump budget represents a retreat from common sense.
Americans only have until May 26 to submit comments concerning President Trump’s infamous “review” of Bears Ears National Monument. Many are already speaking out against the review and in defense of Bears Ears.
[ Sold to the highest bidder: new research shines the spotlight on Utah’s continuing history of state land disposal ]
New research shows that the number of state-owned acres sold to the private sector continues to grow despite the risk that poses to Utah’s $20 billion tourism and outdoor recreation economies, which depend upon access to public lands.