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Western Watersheds Project Media Statement on Trump’s Monumental Mistake

For Immediate Release

December 4, 2017

Erik Molvar, Executive Director, Western Watersheds Project, (307) 399-7910

Western Watersheds Project Media Statement on Trump’s Monumental Mistake

LARAMIE, Wyo. The following is a public statement from Western Watersheds Project Executive Director Erik Molvar on the Trump announcement of National Monument recissions.

“This effort to open up our national monuments to looting for private profit cannot be allowed to stand. America is getting fed up with politically connected good-old-boys and their cronies in Washington who think they can pillage and plunder the national treasures of our public lands. These National Monuments are the priceless inheritance of our grandchildren, and are sacred to the Navajo, Zuni, Hopi, and Ute peoples. They deserve sound stewardship and protection, and their fragile and spectacular public lands and the natural communities they support must be shielded from the ravages of industrial use and commercial exploitation. We’re fighters, and we won’t stand for these attacks on National Monuments, and neither will the voting public.”

For additional perspectives, WWP recommends that you contact:

Navajo Nation:
Ethel Branch, Navajo Attorney General, (928) 871-6345/6205
Kathrine Belzowski, (734) 646-2050

Hopi, Zuni, and Ute Mountain Ute Tribes:
Natalie Landreth, (907) 360-3423
Matt Campbell, (303) 880-5492

Ute Indian Tribe:
Rollie Wilson, (202) 340-8232

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