09.07.17

New report documents the strong influence the energy and mining industries have over the Trump administration’s “review” of 27 national monuments

A new report released by House Natural Resources Committee Ranking Member Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) documents the strong influence of the oil and mining industries over the soon-to-be-completed Trump administration “review” of 27 national monuments around the country and sheds new light on the review’s unpopularity.

The report finds that the administration’s review, far from being based on a desire for more public input, suffers from a nearly complete lack of public transparency and that from the beginning, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has failed to engage all but a narrow range of sympathetic stakeholders. The review is being conducted based not on public demand but at the behest of the administration’s industry allies – demands that directly contradict overwhelming public support for maintaining national monuments as they currently exist.

The read the full report – Fossil Apostles: Fossil Fuels, the GOP, and the Fate of Our National Monuments – click here: http://bit.ly/2iofeBx.