Washington, D.C. – Today, Ranking Member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) made the following statement regarding the Trump Administration’s decision to reduce Bears Ears and Grand Staircase Escalante:
"Veterans, sportsmen, climbers, hikers and the outdoor economy all depend on open space. Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante have been driving a vibrant outdoor economy for years. Now President Trump is using unlawful authority to pollute these special places. His administration deserves an 'F' for stewardship."