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Your Call: What will it take to keep public lands in public hands?

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The Trump administration has used its executive power to challenge the status of national monuments and to open off-coast marine sanctuaries to oil drilling.

 More than a billion acres of US public land and up to 30 national monuments are currently at risk. Do states and citizens have the power to turn back this rush for public lands?

Guests:

David Helvarg, award-winning journalist, author, and executive director of Blue Frontier 

Caty Enders, contributing editor at the Guardian where she leads the series This Land is Your Land

Resources for taking action:

Secretary of Commerce (re: Saving Marine Sanctuaries) 202-482-2000 

Secretary of the Interior (re: Saving National Monuments) (202) 208-3100

You can register your comment at: Save Our Marine Sanctuaries

 

Other web resources:

Blue Frontier

The Guardian:'This Land Is Your Land' series

New Yorker:What Will Become of Federal Public Lands Under Trump?

Think Progress:Trump administration officially files to make it easier to frack public lands

High Country News:Bundy Ranch ‘gunmen’ face retrial in Las Vegas

 

NYTimes:At Bears Ears in Utah, Heated Politics and Precious Ruins

 

LATimes: Op-Ed If America’s public lands were a business, the GOP would be bungling the balance sheet 

 

U.S. Senate:Public Lands, Forests and Mining Subcommittee legislative hearing to receive testimony on various bills.

 

Ali Budner came to KALW as a volunteer reporter with Crosscurrents in early 2009, then joined the Your Call team as a producer in March of 2010. She loves the dynamic daily interactions of live radio and the inspiring guests and listeners that Your Call attracts. She still makes stories for Crosscurrents in her free time.
Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular Friday media roundtable guest in 2001.