Washington, D.C. - Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today released the following statement ahead of President Trump's anticipated Executive Order affecting the Antiquities Act:
"I will oppose any effort to dismantle the Antiquities Act," Bennet said. "This is yet another example of Washington thinking it knows what's best for Western communities. In Colorado, we made the case for national monument designations with thorough consultation and strong, bipartisan local support. Coloradans treasure public lands, which help drive our state's thriving outdoor economy. Protecting these lands is a critical part of the legacy we pass onto future generations."