Public lands are “public” because they belong to the people. To you. To me. To the public. (That’s what the Constitution says: “We . . . the people.”)
Public lands do not belong to developers, miners, and wildcatters. Native American lands do not belong to the current administration.
But the threat is there.
From the very beginning, I’ll work to–
- Restore Bears Ears and Grand Escalante Staircase. The benefits of tourism are far greater than the income from coal, oil, and gas.
- Respect the sanctity of Native American land. Rob Bishop and the current administration want to privatize Native American land. Most Native Americans see this as another—yet another—theft of their sacred land.
- Return full funding for the National Parks. The nation’s parks are our collective back yard. They restore us. We need to take care of them.