That Science Chick

With a heavy heart, I have decided to write briefly about my views on the current environmental (governmental) issues our country is facing — hoping that it will create some spark of energy in a least one of my readers to join the fight. Without further adieu —

BBC2 This week the president called for the largest reduction in PUBLIC PROTECTED LANDS in the history of the United States. Why do I care? Well, this reduction includes shrinking Bears Ears National Monument by 85% and Escalante National Monument by 50%! This move is a reversal of protections put in place by the president’s Democratic predecessors. This is just the tip of the iceberg — Mr. Trump has proposed to have the secretary of the interior, Ryan Zinke, “review” 27 national monuments. What does this mean? MILLIONS of public and protected acres are under threat of big business & bureaucrats who hope to develop this…

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