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LCV Statement on President Obama Designating Three New National Monuments

Jul 10, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – According to news reports, today the Obama Administration announced the creation of three new national monuments: Nevada’s Basin and Range, California’s Berryessa Snow Mountain region and Texas’ Waco Mammoth site. In response, LCV President Gene Karpinski issued the following statement:

“By creating these three new national monuments, President Obama is continuing his commitment to preserving America’s treasured places and cementing his well-deserved place in conservation history.  The President acted in response to the overwhelming support expressed by local communities and stakeholders across the country for protecting these places of extraordinary environmental, historic, and scientific value.  We celebrate America’s three newest monuments alongside the nearby communities that will see a boost to their tourism economies and quality of life.”