On Monday, President Trump announced the largest removal of protections for public lands in history, opening millions of acres within Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments in Utah to mining and drilling. Clearly, no public lands or oceans are safe from the Trump Administration. He is more concerned with preserving Confederate monuments than natural treasures and wildlife. This means, according to the Secretary of Interior’s final recommendations to the President, that our incredible Pacific and Atlantic marine national monuments will also be on the chopping block.
You are our last line of defense; it’s that urgent. We are asking that you call or write the White House to tell Trump not to open our Pacific and Atlantic marine monuments to commercial fishing, extractive activities or to reduce their size. Please call the White House at 202-456-1111 to leave a message for President Trump. It’s an important, easy call to make. Or sign our petition at: http://bit.ly/2nEeQRQ
The Pacific Remote Islands, Rose Atoll, and the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts marine national monuments need your help. These U.S. blue parks are the ocean equivalent of Yellowstone in conserving some of the most important coral reefs and marine wildlife in the world. Places where large, wild sharks, tunas, and whales are still free to roam. No president has ever attempted such a radical gutting of protections for our shared national treasures.
When you tell President Trump to stop these unprecedented attacks on your public lands and marine monuments, you'll help to protect some of our most pristine reefs, corals, seamounts, and wildlife! They are priceless.
For the oceans,
Rose Atoll Marine National Monument and National Wildlife Refuge. Photo by Ian Shive / USFWS.