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LCV and CA EnviroVoters Support Calls to Expand the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument

Nov 8, 2023

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following the recent public meeting, and calls from Congresswoman Judy Chu (D, CA-28), Senator Alex Padilla (D-CA), and local advocates for President Biden to expand the boundary of California’s San Gabriel Mountains National Monument by more than 100,000 acres, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) and California Environmental Voters (EnviroVoters) released the following statements:   

“LCV is thrilled that the Biden-Harris administration prioritized this week’s public meeting to hear from local communities about their strong support for the expansion of the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument. This proposal builds on efforts to increase equitable access to the outdoors in the greater Los Angeles area, one of our nation’s most densely populated areas, while protecting clean water sources, healthy ecosystems, and vital cultural resources in Southern California,” said LCV Conservation Program Director America Fitzpatrick. “We thank Representative Chu and Senator Padilla, as well as the local advocates, who have long championed this expansion, for their leadership to protect this critical area. LCV urges the Biden-Harris administration to move swiftly to expand protections for San Gabriel Mountains National Monument.”


“Angelenos have come together to ask the Biden Administration to expand the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument and protect an additional 109,167 acres. This area is a hub for biodiversity and a local treasure for people of color to get access to outdoor space and recreation areas,” said California Environmental Voters Senior Political & Organizing Director Mike Young. “Community members agree that monument expansion is essential to our 30×30 conservation goals, our local businesses, and our way of life. We look forward to the San Gabriel Monument’s expansion.”