On the Issues

Protecting Public Lands

I strongly support keeping public lands in public hands. I believe that in order to make real, lasting change we need to protect and preserve all our public lands, because ownership of public lands is an incredible birthright of every American citizen. I strongly believe that protecting 30% of the United States’ lands by 2030 is attainable.

I strongly oppose all efforts to undermine the Antiquities Act and, in the Senate, will ensure it stays in place. We must use the full power of this law to make sure we go from permanently protecting 12% of America’s land to 30%. I will fully advocate for the Administration’s use of national monuments as part of the President’s protection tools under the Antiquities Act and will push to change the law to ensure once a President has used that power to protect public lands, it cannot be reversed by a future President.