Good news! Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Representative Melanie Stansbury (D-NM) will soon reintroduce America’s Red Rock Wilderness Act in the 118th Congress. Next week, activists from across the U.S. will gather in Washington, DC to meet with their elected officials and ask them to cosponsor this important legislation.
There’s an action you can take that will bolster their efforts and really make a difference: Will you contact your members of Congress and ask them to cosponsor America’s Red Rock Wilderness Act?
This visionary bill proposes federal wilderness designation for landscapes like the Dirty Devil, Labyrinth Canyon, and parts of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments—places renowned for their natural beauty and cultural significance.
Protecting wilderness is more important than ever. As the climate crisis disrupts both natural ecosystems and human communities, safeguarding large tracts of public land from fossil fuel development and other human impacts can help preserve important wildlife habitat, boost climate resiliency, and increase carbon storage.
Did you know that more than 20 percent of all U.S. carbon emissions come from fossil fuels extracted from our federal public lands? It’s time to focus on solutions, and protecting more than 8 million acres of wilderness in Utah would be a great start.