Success: Pristine Public Lands to Finally be Protected

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Target: President Barack Obama

Goal: Thank federal government for finally implementing protections for exploited natural land in Utah.

Beautiful public lands that have never been granted federal protections before will finally be afforded the regulations they deserve thanks to a new management proposal released by the Obama administration. This is a major step forward for the conservation of this nation’s environmental wonders. Thank President Obama for finally protecting this breathtaking land.

The fight to protect our public lands is ever-present. Industry magnates and dirty fossil fuel giants are in a constant state of vigilance, always looking for ways to exploit our nation’s laws to develop, extract resources from, and destroy this country’s beautiful natural wonders and landscapes. All too often they are able to do this with the explicit permission of Washington’s lawmakers.

Fortunately, President Obama and his Bureau of Land Management (BLM) have recognized this and are responding accordingly. Thanks to the impassioned activism of people who refused to lay down and let our land be exploited by corporations, including those here at ForceChange, the BLM has recently announced a comprehensive management plan for as-of-yet unprotected lands outside Moab, Utah.

The plan protects hundreds of thousands of acres of public land in the area. Among them are lands bordering the famous Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, which due to their not technically being a part of the parks themselves seriously lacked legitimate protections. Thanks to this plan, though, they will finally be protected from destructive development and resource extraction.

Fighting to protect our lands from exploitation and development can be exhausting, but successes like these give us all cause to be reinvigorated and persevere. Sign the petition below to thank President Obama for finally giving these lands the protections they always deserved.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear President Obama,

I am writing you today regarding the master leasing plan your Bureau of Land Management recently announced for the public lands near Moab, Utah. I wanted to take the time to thank you for doing the right thing.

The hundreds of thousands of acres of public land covered by this plan have gone without real protection for far too long. They’ve been vulnerable to development and have been exploited by the fossil fuel industry, subjecting them to unconscionable damage that we should be ashamed of.

Thanks to your new plan, we will finally be able to relegate that era of destruction to the history books where it belongs. I thank you for listening to the public’s concern and finally granting these beautiful landscapes the protections they deserve.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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One Comment

  1. Bina Pannell says:

    Shame Obama won’t consider banning Wildlife Killing Contests, or ag-gag laws, protecting endangered species like wolves or introducing tighter controls on animal cruelty. What is the point of preserving a piece of land if there is no life inhabiting it?

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