Senators request is urgent as Trump administration took unprecedented and unlawful move to eliminate two million acres of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments in December 2017.
WASHINGTON – On Wednesday, U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.), ranking member on the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, led 16 Senate Democrats in calling on Department of the Interior (DOI) acting Secretary David Bernhardt to make a public commitment to leave existing national monument boundaries intact as originally intended before the Senate votes on his nomination for Secretary of the Interior.
WASHINGTON D.C. – Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01), Vice Chair of the House Committee on Natural Resources, probed Trump Administration official Scott Cameron, the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Policy, Management, and Budget over the lack of Tribal consultation for the shrinking of the Bears Ears National Monument.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01), Vice Chair of the House Committee on Natural Resources, conducted oversight on the Trump Administration’s inadequate review and improper alteration of national monuments. The committee heard from tribal leaders, public lands managers, business owners, and scientists. During the hearing, Vice Chair Haaland pointed to the roots of Pueblo people in Bears Ears National Monument.
Bill, co-sponsored by more than 100 members of Congress, reinforces that only Congress can alter national monuments
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and U.S. Rep. Deb Haaland (D-N.M.), along with U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) and Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.), led a group of more than 100 Democratic Members of Congress in re-introducing legislation to protect America’s treasured national monuments against the Trump administration’s relentless attacks on public lands.
Amicus makes case in Federal Court for Congress’s authority as a steward of our public lands, checks Trump administration’s overreach in violation of Antiquities Act
WASHINGTON – Led by U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and U.S. Representative Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.), 26 Senators and 92 House members submitted an amicus brief in support of plaintiffs in five cases before the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia that challenge the Trump administration’s decision to significantly diminish the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments in southern Utah.