Perlmutter Reacts to Unprecedented Attack on Public Lands and National Monuments

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Washington, D.C.-, December 4, 2017 | comments

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) reacted to the Trump administration’s decision to reduce the size of two national monuments, Bears Ears National Monument and Grand Staircase-Escalante – the largest reduction in protected federal land in the nation’s history.

“This year we’ve seen a concerted effort by the Trump administration to roll back federal protections of public lands and even to devolve certain federal lands to state or local control. This type of attack on our public lands and national monuments is unprecedented. Coloradans cherish our public lands and understand they are part of what makes Colorado special and a significant contributor to our state’s economy. We need to protect our public lands and keep them public so everyone has access to the great outdoors and to help preserve them for future generations.

“I will oppose any effort to remove protections from federal lands in Colorado and will continue to follow this issue closely moving forward.”

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