The Latest On: Public Lands
Alex Hardee, Attorney, Rocky Mountain Office, Earthjustice: “For years the fort has evaded the Endangered Species Act by disregarding the science and relying on illusory water credits. We filed this lawsuit to put an end to this pattern and practice, and to force the U.S. Army and Fish and Wildlife Service to comply with the Endangered Species Act.”
Jenny Harbine, Attorney, Northern Rockies Office, Earthjustice: "We'll go toe-to-toe with this administration in court any day to call this process out for what it is: a sham."
Earthjustice Reacts as Trump Administration Finalizes Its Plans for Drilling and Grazing in Bears Ears and Grand Staircase
These southern Utah sites were once off-limits to development. Now, Trump will auction the right to drill and graze there.
Heidi McIntosh, Managing Attorney, Rocky Mountain Office, Earthjustice: “The Trump administration built their plans on an unlawful foundation. This headlong spree to open up monument lands to extractive industries and development is illegitimate, and could only be done by turning a blind eye to the law and flat out ignoring the Native American tribes for whom Bears Ears is sacred.”