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For Immediate Release

Press Release

Trump Antiquities Act Executive Order

Polluters celebrate latest attack reversing protections for public lands
WASHINGTON -

Donald Trump is expected to sign an Executive Order this morning, initiating a review of public lands recently deemed as National Monuments under protection through the Antiquities Act. The order could allow fossil fuel companies access to millions of acres for new drilling.  

 Lukas Ross, climate and energy campaigner with Friends of the Earth, issued the following statement:

Donald Trump’s latest Executive Order furthers his vision for our public lands: a polluted wasteland crammed with oil rigs and strip mines as far as the eye can see.

In his first hundred days in office Trump is determined to turn our public lands and waters into energy sacrifice zones. Americans have already deemed these places as too beautiful, too fragile and too unique for extraction. It would be unconscionable if we let Trump hand them over to his polluter cronies and campaign contributors.”

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