CELEBRATE National Public Lands Day, STAND UP to Zinke

Source: Western Values Project

This Saturday, September 22, is National Public Lands Day, a time to celebrate the bond between people and green space in their communities.

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In its 25-year history, National Public Lands Day has become the nation’s largest single-day volunteer effort.Tens of thousands of Americans will spend this Saturday enjoying public lands and renewing their commitment to restore our open spaces.

Our public lands are among America’s monumental treasures. Their presence is a constant reminder of our responsibility to preserve and protect this American birthright for future generations.

But this national heritage is under attack. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is ignoring the American public and using his office to blatantly benefit corporate special interests, at the expense of public lands. Millions of acres of public lands are at risk.

Larkin, in honor of National Public Lands Day, sign this petition and tell Secretary Zinke to keep corporate hands off public lands >>

This Saturday, go outside. Enjoy our public lands. Celebrate them and the benefits they bring with your friends and family. Give back by volunteering at a public lands project near you.

But whatever you do, remember at no time in recent history have our public lands been as threatened as they are now under Secretary Zinke.

So as you enjoy the beauty of our public lands this weekend, please take time to add your name to our petition. Demand Secretary Zinke and the Interior Department stop their attacks on our natural birthright >>

4 comments

  1. The best thing I can think of at this moment to celebrate our public lands is to get RID of Zinke and all his parasitic cronies. Zinke is a prime example of regulatory capture. Regulatory capture is a form of government failure which occurs when a regulatory agency, created to act in the public interest, instead advances the commercial or political concerns of special interest groups that dominate the industry or sector it is charged with regulating.

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  2. “Zinke is the biggest threat to public lands this country has ever seen,” said Brytnee Miller of the Center for Biological Diversity. “He claims to care about wildlife and wild places, but his actions speak louder than words. Zinke has consistently served up destructive policies that benefit the fossil fuel, mining and timber industries. His actions prove that he’s only interested in public lands if something can be extracted from them.”
    “Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will face protesters when he visits Grand Canyon National Park on Saturday to recognize the 25th anniversary of National Public Lands Day. The protest will focus on Zinke’s many anti-public lands policies, which include rolling back protections for national monuments, ramping up fossil fuel extraction and endangering public health and wildlife.:
    https://www.biologicaldiversity.org/news/press_releases/2018/ryan-zinke-09-20-2018.php

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