Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D-CA) will soon reintroduce America’s Red Rock Wilderness Act in the House of Representatives, and we need your help to gather support! We have two actions for you that can really make a difference.
This legislation is the seminal vision for protecting Utah’s deserving redrock wilderness, including places like the Dirty Devil, Desolation Canyon, Cedar Mesa, and parts of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments that were illegally repealed by President Trump.
Protecting wilderness is more important than ever. We are facing a climate crisis, and safeguarding tracts of public land from fossil fuel development and other adverse impacts is one strategy that can help preserve important habitat, boost climate resiliency, and encourage carbon storage. Did you know that more than 20 percent of all U.S. carbon emissions come from fossil fuels extracted from public lands? It’s time to focus on solutions, and protecting 8.4 million acres of wilderness in Utah would be a great start.
We’re already off and running in the Senate, where Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) introduced America’s Red Rock Wilderness Act in December. He was joined by 12 of his colleagues:
|Sen. Richard Blumenthal||D-CT|
|Sen. Jack Reed||D-RI|
|Sen. Bernie Sanders||D-VT|
|Sen. Jeff Merkley||D-OR|
|Sen. Debbie Stabenow||D-MI|
|Sen. Martin Heinrich||D-NM|
|Sen. Amy Klobuchar||D-MN|
|Sen. Tammy Baldwin||D-WI|
|Sen. Jacky Rosen||D-NV|
|Sen. Patrick Leahy||D-VT|
|Sen. Robert Casey||D-PA|
|Sen. Robert Menendez||D-NJ|
That brings us to the second way you can lend your voice to the movement to save our redrock wilderness. If any of the above senators represent you, please click here to thank them for their support of the redrock! We would not be able to push back on Trump’s attacks on Utah wilderness without their help.
If you don’t see one or both of your senators on the list, there’s still time for them to get on the bill. Click here to ask them to sign on as a cosponsor of America’s Red Rock Wilderness Act.
And don’t worry, based on your address, this message will go to your representative in the House and any senator not currently on the bill. Our system is clever like that!