Interior Secretary Zinke to make Bears Ears, Grand Staircase-Escalante recommendation Thursday

Remigio Civitarese
Agosto 24, 2017

The battle to save our public lands has come to the gardens of Capitol Hill.

Later this week the U.S. Department of the Interior is expected to announce a recommendation for the status of the Carrizo Plain National Monument.

As we await the Trump administration's recommendations on the 27 parks, the new numbers serve as another reminder that Americans will likely oppose any anti-public lands policies that arise from them, whether through legislative or administrative action.

"America is full of handsome and special places that we should preserve and protect", said Alan Sherwin, a local resident. "We strongly urge you to honor the views from New Mexicans who love the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks and the Rio Grande del Norte National Monuments".

Trump signed an executive order in late April instructing Zinke to review any national monument created since January 1, 1996, that spans at least 100,000 acres.

Over 2.8 million comments were submitted to Interior during the public comment period and an analysis of 1.3 million comments publicly available on regulations.gov found that 99.2 percent opposed Trump's executive order, with respondents mentioning a wide variety of concerns.

Arizona has more National Monuments than any other state. Each year, millions of people visit national monuments to hike, camp, boat, fish, enjoy the natural beauty, and see archeological sites.

Secretary Zinke's neighbors in Washington, DC represent the viewpoints of the vast majority of Americans.

San Gabriel Mountains received monument status in October 2014. In 2016, the organization worked to establish the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts National Monument by reaching out to thousands of activists and hundreds of small businesses to attend key events and call their Senators in a show of strong public support for the monument designation.

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