Review-Journal Commentary: Greg Anderson

  LAS VEGAS REVIEW JOURNAL- Last Thursday marked the first anniversary of the designation of Gold Butte National Monument. We acknowledge and honor the important protection given to our ancestral lands. Protecting the land means protecting the roots of our cultural heritage. But even as we celebrate a milestone for the monument, a threat looms,… Read more »

Native voices will not be quelled on monuments

  LAS VEGAS SUN- I’m tired. Watching President Donald Trump announce huge changes to Utah’s Bears Ears and Grand Staircase Escalante National Monuments this month, and waiting for what happens next to Nevada’s Gold Butte National Monument, I realize how tired I am. I’m tired of defending my peoples’ ancestral lands from unbelievable attempts to… Read more »

Letters to the Editor: Gold Butte supporters will fight back against President Donald Trump’s efforts to downsize monument

  LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL- In response to your Dec. 10 editorial on the reduction of national monuments by the Trump administration: I am a conservationist, though not hysterical. I live on the edge of Gold Butte and must point out that, for more than a decade, local residents, other Nevadans, Native Americans and visitors from… Read more »

Who counts as ‘local’? Not indigenous peoples, apparently: Edwards

RENO GAZETTE-JOURNAL- White Americans sentimentally regret “what we did to the Indians” in the 19th century, but do not regret it enough to stop doing it in 2017. In 1830, it was economically expedient to expel Native Americans from the Carolinas and Georgia. So Andrew Jackson – whose portrait loomed behind President Trump last month as he… Read more »

Letters to the Editor: What water, at what cost?

  THE SPECTRUM- In talking about the five springs located in Gold Butte National Monument, it is estimated at current prices that it would take $40,000,000 to develop and deliver water from these springs. Twenty years from now, when that water is “needed,” the cost will surely exceed $40 million. Already, water district financial statements… Read more »

Nevada conservationists vow to protect national monuments

KSL.COM- Defenders of two national monuments in Nevada are vowing to wage a legal battle to protect them if President Donald Trump tries to shrink them like he did in Utah. Trump signed a pair of proclamations Monday dramatically reducing the size of the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante monuments in Utah. Rep. Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., says… Read more »

Outdoor areas are national treasures

LAS VEGAS SUN- Born and raised on the South Side of Chicago, I had never experienced the outdoors until last summer when I was accepted into the Latino Heritage Internship Program, a joint partnership between the National Park Service and Hispanic Access Foundation. As the Lake Mead National Recreation Area became my home, I discovered… Read more »

Small Businesses Implore Trump To Leave Monuments Alone

CBS LOCAL LAS VEGAS- Business leaders form towns close to national monuments across the United States sent a letter to the Trump administration, asking the President not to shrink the monuments’ borders. Small business leaders from Nevada have signed a letter to the Trump administration asking that national monuments like Gold Butte be left intact. They… Read more »

CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE TELL TRUMP ADMINISTRATION TO LEAVE NATIONAL MONUMENTS ALONE

  MONUMENTSFORALL.ORG- Just days before Small Business Saturday, nearly 600 rural businesses, aquariums, and chambers of commerce sent a letter to Gary Cohn, Director of the National Economic Council, urging the Trump administration to help protect their bottom lines by maintaining boundaries and safeguards for America’s national monuments. The letter comes after the recent news that President Donald J. Trump… Read more »