How can we protect our lands?
WHAT WE DID: From the first days of the Trump administration, we mobilized to defend our public lands and waters from oil and gas drilling, logging and deep-sea mining that would devastate these natural wonders. And when the Biden administration came into office, one of our first requests was that it restore protections for these places. On October 8th 2021, President Biden delivered a conservation win for tribal groups, environmentalists and outdoor enthusiasts, and restored protections to these special places.
IN THE MONTHS TO COME: We’re closely monitoring legislation in Congress that would strengthen the Antiquities Act, the law that gives presidents the authority to designate national monuments for protection.
IN THE LONG RUN: Ultimately, we need to win enough hearts and minds to our point of view so daring to weaken protections for America’s public lands would be a career-ending move for any elected official. That’s one more reason why our work to raise awareness and engage people in action matters.