"This is a frightening step toward dismantling the protection of some of America's most important and iconic places: our national parks and monuments," said Kieran Suckling, executive director of the Center for Biological Diversity. "Trump's tapping into the right-wing, anti-public lands zealotry will take us down a very dangerous path — a place where Americans no longer have control over public lands and corporations are left to mine, frack, clear-cut and bulldoze them into oblivion. It starts with Bears Ears and Grand Staircase and only gets worse from there."
"Exxon helped drive and deepen the global climate crisis and now, as secretary of state," said Kieran Suckling, executive director of the Center for Biological Diversity. "Tillerson will certainly ensure that the United States takes no action to make things any better."