Center for Biological Diversity

Media Advisory, September 20, 2018

Contact: Brytnee Miller, (631) 870-9925,  

Protesters to Greet Interior Secretary Zinke Saturday at Grand Canyon

 Zinke's Destructive Policies Overshadow Public Lands Day PR Stunt

GRAND CANYON, Ariz.― Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will face protesters when he visits Grand Canyon National Park on Saturday to recognize the 25th anniversary of National Public Lands Day. The protest will focus on Zinke’s many anti-public lands policies, which include rolling back protections for national monuments, ramping up fossil fuel extraction and endangering public health and wildlife.

“Zinke is the biggest threat to public lands this country has ever seen,” said Brytnee Miller of the Center for Biological Diversity. “He claims to care about wildlife and wild places, but his actions speak louder than words. Zinke has consistently served up destructive policies that benefit the fossil fuel, mining and timber industries. His actions prove that he’s only interested in public lands if something can be extracted from them.”

What: Protest against Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s visit to Grand Canyon National Park on National Public Lands Day

When: Saturday, Sept. 22, 10 a.m.

Where: South Rim Visitor Center, S Entrance Road, Grand Canyon Village, AZ

Who: Center for Biological Diversity members, public lands supporters

Media Availability: Protesters will be available for interviews before, during and after the event.

The Center for Biological Diversity is a national, nonprofit conservation organization with more than 1.6 million members and online activists dedicated to the protection of endangered species and wild places.

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