Green Sense Radio

Saving National Monuments/Replacing pipes with plants in drainage systems

January 19, 2018
Millions of acres of public land in Utah are no longer protected, thanks to President Trump late last year reducing the size of both the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase National Monuments in Utah. How much of what is now unprotected land will be stripped away for mining and other purposes? What does this mean for other protected lands in the future? And, how do we protect what could soon become unprotected. We’re joined by Adam Markham, Deputy Director of the Climate and Energy Program for the Union of Concerned Scientists.
Ingham County, Michigan Drainage Commissioner Patrick Linnemann is internationally known for his drainage projects. They replace pipes with plants, creating wetlands and fountains for public enjoyment.