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LCV, CCV Praise President Obama's Decision to Protect Colorado's Chimney Rock

Contact: Jeff Gohringer, 202-454-4573 or

September 20, 2012  

WASHINGTON - The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) and their state partner Colorado Conservation Voters (CCV) today lauded President Barack Obama for designating Colorado's Chimney Rock as America's newest National Monument.  Following is a statement from LCV President Gene Karpinski and CCV Executive Director Pete Maysmith:

"We strongly applaud President Obama's leadership in protecting Chimney Rock for future generations.  Recognizing and preserving a spectacular place that evokes Colorado's heritage of unique landscapes boosts local economies by driving tourism and recreation, which is why people all across Colorado support the decision to make Chimney Rock a National Monument.  President Obama recognizes that preserving America's natural treasures isn't just a moral imperative - it's an economic imperative as well."

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