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Tell BLM: Don't treat climate protesters like criminals

Action: Climate Change

November 9, 2016   Action Alert ID# 447

 

As the movement to end fossil fuel leasing on public lands grows, the Bureau of Land Management is responding with increasingly desperate measures to avoid climate controversy.

After moving fossil fuel auctions online to dodge growing "Keep It in the Ground" protests, the agency has now proposed a new rule in Colorado that would treat climate activists like criminals. The rule would grant the agency excessive discretion to bar some forms of speech and assembly precisely when we need them most.

While the BLM should be able to protect the safety of its employees and anyone who attends its hearings, parts of this rule give the agency too much latitude to silence peaceful opposition.

Urge the BLM to strike these controversial sections from its proposed rule due to the threats they pose to our free speech and ability to act on climate change.

November 9, 2016   Action Alert ID# 447

 

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