Online Campaign Asks President Obama: What Would Teddy Do?

Calls on President Obama and Secretary Jewell to Protect Colorado’s Public Lands

Environment Colorado

Denver, CO — Today, Environment Colorado launched an online campaign calling on President Obama and Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to continue President Teddy Roosevelt’s vision of protecting the West’s public lands by asking, “What would Teddy do?”

Over 100 years ago, President Theodore Roosevelt began a presidential tradition of permanently protecting America’s national treasures. Thanks to President Teddy Roosevelt’s leadership, he helped create and expand more than 20 national parks and monuments including Mesa Verde National Park during his presidency.

“Today, despite record visits and popularity, our public lands are at risk from increased oil and gas development, industrial clear cut logging, toxic mining and underfunding,” said Kim Stevens, campaign director with Environment Colorado. “If President Theodore Roosevelt were alive today, what would Teddy do?”

Environment Colorado is asking President Obama and Secretary of the Interior Jewell to continue Teddy Roosevelt’s vision by investing in, protecting and adding to our network of protected public lands.

“It was encouraging to hear Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell put forward a strong conservation agenda for her tenure with the Obama administration. We are calling on the administration to start acting upon this agenda by doing everything they can to protect Colorado’s most unique and sensitive landscapes from pollution and development,” continued Stevens. “As Secretary Jewell said in her conservation speech, ‘some places are too special to develop.’”

The ads will run on facebook through Jan. 30. You can learn more about the campaign and take action at or follow the campaign on twitter at #WhatWouldTeddyDo.