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LCV Statement on Trump’s Executive Order—An Attack on Our National Parks and Monuments

Apr 25, 2017

David Willett, 202-454-4598,

Washington, DC — In anticipation of President Trump’s latest executive order paving the way to eliminate National Monument designations, the League of Conservation Voters President Gene Karpinski issued the following statement:

“Donald Trump’s executive action paves the way for the elimination of protections for America’s majestic national parks and places that tell the story of all people in this country at an unprecedented scale. We will fight back. America’s parks and natural and cultural heritage should be protected and celebrated, not sold off to special interests. From the Statue of Liberty to the Grand Canyon, our monuments and parks honor our nation’s deep history, recognize our dedication to human and civil rights, and protect our precious lands and waters that fuel America’s thriving outdoor recreation industry. Our nation will hold Trump accountable for putting corporate polluter interests ahead of people.”