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Original Action Alert:
Send an Email to the President Opposing Massive New National Monument Designations in the Waning Days of His Administration
Rushed, Last-Minute Designations Likely
President Obama has designated 553 million acres of land and water as national monuments during his presidency, far more than any other president. Further, in Congressional testimony Secretary of the Interior, Sally Jewell, acknowledged that more designations may be forthcoming before the end of Obama’s second term. President Clinton famously designated nearly 2 million acres in Utah as a National Monument in the closing days of his Administration. These sorts of designations have long lasting impacts and will ultimately lead to restrictions on even the most responsible recreational uses. It is important that we let the President know that these decisions should not be made lightly, and without the support of the local affected public.
Please send an email to the President opposing any unilateral decision to move forward with massive, inappropriate National Monument designations in the final days of his Administration.
It is imperative that the President hear from you as all sorts of multiple uses including motorized recreation will likely be shut out of National Monument areas.
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