TITUS STATEMENT ON ZINKE’S LEAKED MEMO, PLANS TO HACK AWAY AT GOLD BUTTE

Sep 18, 2017
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September 18, 2017

TITUS STATEMENT ON ZINKE’S LEAKED MEMO, PLANS TO HACK AWAY AT GOLD BUTTE

Las Vegas – Today Rep. Dina Titus of Nevada’s First Congressional District released the following statement after a leaked memo from Secretary Zinke to President Trump recommends modifying 10 national monuments, including Gold Butte.  

“Secretary Zinke leaked a memo in the middle of the night because he knows his plan to hack away at monuments like Gold Butte is an overreach opposed by the majority of Americans. Gold Butte’s opponents have created a straw man argument about water rights without mentioning that the monument’s proclamation includes language to protect them. Now we must recommit our effort to protect these precious public lands in the courts and send a strong message to Zinke and Trump to keep their hands off our monuments.”