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Boise, ID – With just days left until the Interior Department closes the public comment period for its unprecedented and misguided “review” of national monuments, the League of Conservation Voters launched a multi-platform digital ad campaign to engage Idahoans to urge Sens. Jim Risch and Mike Crapo to protect our public lands and waters. The ads are part of a $75,000 digital push aimed at four senators who support the review.
Risch and Crapo have been vocal supporters of the administration’s monument review, which includes Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve.
“Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve is one of Idaho’s greatest treasures, yet Senators Risch and Crapo are risking its future and the future of all our national parks and monuments by supporting this misguided monument review,” said Courtney Washburn, Executive Director of Conservation Voters for Idaho. “Idahoans have just days left to tell our senators that we want these crucial monument protections to remain in place.”
Part of LCV’s “Our Lands, Our Vote” initiative, the ads include animated videos on Facebook and Instagram and a geo-targeted Snapchat filter featuring Craters of the Moon.
LCV members have already submitted more than 250,000 comments opposing the monument review and calling for current protections for national monuments to remain in place. The Interior Department’s public comment period closes on July 10 and Secretary Zinke’s final recommendation for each monuments’ future is due to Trump on August 24.