Sally Jewell Blasts Trump’s Stance on National Monuments
In her first major public appearance since leaving office, former U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell told a packed room at the OIA Industry breakfast that the conservation and preservation of public lands is not a red or blue issue, but an American issue. Her main point was that public lands help national and local economies, provide outdoor recreation opportunities and sanctuary for wildlife and are crucial in helping to preserve our national heritage. She also said that historically, there have rarely been public monument designations that didn’t cause local and national controversy at the time they were being established--a reference ... Log in to view full article.