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We are proud & honored to be a part of this journey w/ @NativeOrganizer, @The_NHM, House of Tears Carvers of the Lummi Nation & Se'Si'Le.

We must #protectsacredplaces in danger of being destroyed by development, resource extraction, and vandalism. #RedRoad2DC
For the Lummi and many other Coast Salish tribes, orcas are considered to be their most revered relations. Their health indicates the health of the seas.

Dams on the Snake River have decimated the wild salmon population and threatened Northwest First Peoples way of life.
Ancient shrines, petroglyphs, and cultural artifacts have been destroyed in #BearsEars. Designating this sacred place as a National Monument will be the first step to ensure this place is protected in perpetuity.
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So Utah just took the coronavirus gloves off. Parks, pools, in-room dining at restaurants, salons, gyms, bars (okayyyy restaurants that serve booze), nobody doing liberal hoax masks or distancing. Just, wow. I feel so disoriented by it. At home. Safe. Healthy.

Give it 2 weeks
Utah. Left, @nytimes, right, a local paper in SW Utah.
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Thread incoming about the effort to shrink #BearsEars, a $500/hour attorney, and a mysterious $109K payment that went missing and is now being returned to the poorest county in Utah. (And about the benefits of local journalism, or how I became a believer in my own career.) 1/
I recently made an open records request to obtain forty pages of invoices a high-priced Louisiana law firm charged San Juan County, UT in 2017. The firm was primarily lobbying to reduce the newly created Bears Ears Nat'l Monument 2/…
The lead attorney, George Wentz, charged the county $500 an hour to make plane flights across the country, to set up meetings with a uranium company, and to hold regular phone calls with the conservative think tank the Sutherland Institute. 3/
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"1/3 of our global food supply is pollinated by bees. Simply put, bees keep plants and crops alive."
🐝 If All The Bees In The World Die, Humans Will Not Survive:…
Deregulation and control of judiciary appointments: The core tactics at the heart of GOP anti-governance. Here's the latest in banking deregulation and it's corrosive effect on the living standards of us 99%:
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San Juan County Commissioner Bruce Adams just introduced resolutions in support of the Kayenta Coal Mine on Black Mesa and in support of the Navajo Generating Station in Ariz., which is scheduled to be decommissioned. Adams cites employment opportunities for SJC residents.
Commissioner Kenneth Maryboy just introduced a resolution to have San Juan County bring in outside counsel to sue its own attorney, Kendall Laws, for "failure to comply with the lawful directives of the county" related #BearsEars and other issues. #utpol…
A second resolution from Maryboy would request the State Auditor to review the county's legal contracts and invoices accrued under the previous county commission.
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Ryan Zinke is a failed Interior secretary.
He’s failing the country.
It’s time for him to go.
"People like Zinke aren't draining the swamp. They, like their boss in the White House, are creating whole new wetlands." via @USAToday

America’s public waters and lands belong to you and me.

Zinke’s record as a steward of that public trust has been, in a word, abysmal.

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1/ NEW EPISODE: As Trump speeds up #oilandgas drilling on #publiclands, Native American artifacts- scattered all over large swaths of land in Utah - are at risk of being destroyed.
2/ It all started last spring with Trump’s executive order pushing for America’s energy dominance:

@jennoldham & @LeighSPaterson traveled to a remote corner of Utah to find out what this policy actually means on the ground.
@jennoldham @LeighSPaterson 3/ #NativeAmerican artifacts are everywhere in SE #Utah. After a long drive down a dirt road, @jennoldham & @LeighSPaterson stumbled across these ancient carvings and the remains of a wall.
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#OTD 112 years ago, the #AntiquitiesAct was signed by President Roosevelt & since used to create over 150 national monuments. I’m proud to stand with the millions of Americans who love and cherish our national #MonumentsForAll.
16 Presidents – 8 Republicans and 8 Democrats – have used the #AntiquitiesAct to safeguard public lands, oceans, and cultural and historic sites in order to share America’s story with future generations. President Trump wants to shrink these national treasures.
I stand with America’s #MonumentsForAll, and will fight to preserve our country’s most important national monuments, like #BearsEars and #GrandStaircase.
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Zinke's call for reduction of #BearsEars cites "concerns" from anonymous parties, makes shaky legal claims
"Concerns have been raised" about restricted land use. Passive voice is a nice touch Image
Zinke says DOI got public comments expressing "a variety of views," Utah state and fed politicians strongly opposed.
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