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David Bernhardt’s Potential Conflict Of Interest

The ECOreport reposts a response to the Congressional Review of a proposed Deputy Interior Secretary, David Bernhardt’s Potential Conflict Of Interest

Press Release from Mojave Desert Land Trust

Joshua Tree, CA – Today, David Bernhardt underwent congressional review for his nomination as Deputy Interior Secretary, the second ranking official in the Department of the Interior. Despite his prior experience at the Department of the Interior during the Bush administration, Bernhardt has a long history of lobbying against the agency as a partner at the firm Brownstein, Hyatt, Farber and Schreck. Bernhardt conducted legal work for Cadiz Inc., a company that aims to drain water from an aquifer in the Mojave Trails National Monument for use in coastal communities.
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Mojave Desert Land Trust Responds to DOI Call for Public Comment

The ECOreport reposts news from California, Mojave Desert Land Trust Responds to DOI Call for Public Comment

Press Release from Mojave Desert Land Trust

Joshua Tree, CAToday, the Mojave Desert Land Trust (MDLT) launched the next phase of its Desert Defenders campaign to protect the new California desert national monuments.

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America’s First Executive Order Threatening National Monuments

The ECOreport looks at America’s first executive order threatening National Monuments

By Roy L Hales

President Donald Trump may soon become the first U.S. President to ever revoke the status of federal lands designated as national monuments. He is concerned that “wasteful regulations … create barriers to achieving energy independence” and curtail “economic growth.” So today Trump signed America’s first executive order threatening National Monuments.

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The New California Desert National Monuments

The ECOreport reposts a report of the new California desert national monuments

Press Release from the Mojave Desert Land Trust

Joshua Tree, CA – Today, Mojave Desert Land Trust and its conservation partners were amongst the hundreds of local desert residents, elected officials, community and faith leaders, business owners, veterans and more who joined with Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell to celebrate the new California desert national monuments. President Obama designated the Mojave Trails, Sand to Snow, and Castle Mountains National Monuments earlier this year, permanently protecting these special desert lands.
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Artists for the Monuments

The Artists for the Monuments campaign Joins Thousandsin Support of Senator Feinstein’s Desert Monuments Proposal

Press Release Mojave Desert Land Trust

Joshua Tree, CA – A significant group of working artists and cultural leaders from across the country have joined together in support of the efforts to protect millions of acres of pristine public lands in the California Desert. The “Artists for the Monuments” support Senator Dianne Feinstein’s call to President Obama to use the Antiquities Act in designating three new national monuments in the California Desert – Mojave Trails, Sand to Snow, and Castle Mountains. These areas are considered to be one of the most intact, wild and untouched ecosystems in the lower 48 states.
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Supporting Feinstein’s Desert Monument Proposal

A public Letter from the Mojave Desert Land Trust, Supporting Feinstein’s Desert Monument Proposal as the route to ensure protection of vulnerable landscapes &  habitats

Press Release from the Mojave Desert Land Trust

On Tuesday, October 13, 2015 Senator Dianne Feinstein hosted officials from the Obama Administration, the U.S. Congress, the state of California, and County and local governments to discuss and listen to public comment on the proposed Mojave Trails, Sand to Snow, and Castle Mountains National Monument designations.
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What makes the Mojave so important?

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1Many people think of the Mojave desert as a brown wasteland, stretching between Los Angeles and Las Vegas. It is a good place to put industrial scale solar and wind energy projects, but of little intrinsic value. Senator Dianne Feinstein disagrees. She has tried to introduce legislation protecting this area three times since 2009, and recently wrote President Obama requesting that he designate more than a million acres monuments under the Federal Antiquities Act. This includes the Sand to Snow, Mojave Trails and Castle Mountains. What makes the Mojave so important?

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