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Trump threatens national parks and public lands


Since March 1, 1872 when President U.S. Grant, a Republican, signed a bill to make Yellowstone a national park, our country’s presidents have consistently sought to protect natural resources from those who would plunder them for profit.


With one major exception - Donald Trump. On April 26, 2017 he signed an Executive Order (#13792) slashing the size of Utah’s Bears Ears National Monument by 85% in favor of uranium-mining interests, and reducing Utah’s Escalante-Grand Staircase by about half, benefitting coal interests. It was the largest national monument reduction in U.S . history.


Urged on by his Supreme Court buddy, chief justice John Roberts, Trump promises more reductions should he win a second term.


Read the full story in  Letters from an American, April 7, 2024 by Heather Cox Richardson here:


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