WHAT IT IS
- On April 26th, President Trump announced an executive order regarding the Antiquities Act of 1906 that gives presidents the power to create national parks and monuments.
- The order called for Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke to review the designations of national parks and monuments made since 1996 as an abuse of power among past presidents.
WHY IT MATTERS
The order would be the first time in American history that a president reversed a past president’s action under the Antiquities Act. Besides serving as a preservation of the nation’s landscape, public use of the lands may change after Zinke’s report.
WHERE WE ARE NOW
- Rinke has 45 days since the proclamation of Trump’s executive order to review the designated parks and monuments.
- Protests in Utah against the potential depletion of public Bears Ears land occurred when Rinke visited Salt Lake City in early May.
THINGS TO THINK ABOUT
- Read up on a comprehensive list of parks under review.
- Will tourism or local industry bring home more bacon?
- To take a stand against this reversal go to: http://bearsears.patagonia.com/take-action