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LCV & CA EnviroVoters Join Call for Biden to Expand San Gabriel Mountains National Monument 

Senator Padilla, Rep. Chu & Local Coalition Leading Efforts for Monument Expansion
Jun 26, 2023

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following Senator Alex Padilla (D-CA), Representative Judy Chu (D, CA-28) and a coalition of Los Angeles leaders and advocates asking for President Biden to expand the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument in California, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) and California Environmental Voters (EnviroVoters) released the following statements:   

“The San Gabriel Mountains National Monument expansion will increase access to nature in one of the most dense population centers in the country while preserving plants and habitats for wildlife and conserving a critical source of water in the West,” said LCV Senior Federal Advocacy Campaigns Director Leah Donahey. “LCV looks forward to working with local partners and the Biden-Harris administration to protect this special place now and for future generations.” 

“As a habitat for countless plants and wildlife, expansion of the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument is critical to preserving biodiversity in the face of a changing climate. This is an opportunity to further preserve one-third of Los Angeles County’s clean drinking water and create additional recreational opportunities for underserved communities,” said California Environmental Voters Political and Organizing Director Mike Young. “We applaud the leadership of Senator Padilla and Representative Chu and call on the Biden Administration to protect our biodiversity, water, and green spaces.”