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LCV Statement on Reports that President Obama Will Create Three New National Monuments

Feb 18, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – League of Conservation Voters (LCV) President Gene Karpinski released this statement on reports that President Obama will protect Chicago’s Pullman Historic District, Hawaii’s Honouliuli Internment Camp, and Colorado’s Browns Canyon as national monuments:

“We are thrilled that the president continues to take steps to protect America’s treasured historic, cultural and natural resources for future generations.  The designation of Hawaii’s Honouliuli Internment Camp and Chicago’s Pullman Historic District add to the president’s strong record of ensuring that our parks and monuments tell the stories of our increasingly diverse nation.  And after over a decade of local support, the new Browns Canyon National Monument will bolster Colorado’s outdoor recreation economy for years to come. President Obama continues to take bold steps to protect America’s special places and we can’t wait to see what’s next.”