TITUS STATEMENT ON ZINKE ANNOUNCING GOLD BUTTE CHANGES

Dec 5, 2017
Press Release

December 5, 2017

Washington, D.C. – Today Rep. Dina Titus of Nevada’s First Congressional District released the following statement after Interior Secretary Zinke announced plans to shrink the size of Gold Butte National Monument.

“Secretary Zinke has been busy snorkeling, fundraising, and undermining the integrity of the Interior Department. He is in no position to make a sound judgment on Gold Butte. When he traveled to Nevada in July, he did a few photo ops, made an erroneous argument that Gold Butte was denying water rights to locals, and skipped out on a meeting with other advocates and me. If he were interested in the will of Nevadans, Zinke would know that Gold Butte’s designation was the product of grassroots advocacy, good-faith negotiations, and the belief that our natural treasures should not be subject to the Trump Administration’s blatant disregard. We must continue to fight, on the ground and in the courts, to protect Nevada’s piece of the Grand Canyon.” 

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