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RESPONSE to Interior Secretary Zinke’s national monument announcement

DENVER—In response to Interior Secretary Zinke’s announcement that he is asking President Trump to shrink several national monuments, the Center for Western Priorities released the following statement from Executive Director Jennifer Rokala:

“On the eve the National Park Service’s 101st anniversary, Secretary Zinke is proposing to wipe large swaths of America’s parks off the map. Today’s recommendations cement his legacy as the most anti-park Interior Secretary in history. If President Trump takes any action to erase national monument acreage, he will trigger a court battle that will drag on for years. Clearly the outcome of this review was rigged from the beginning, otherwise the Trump administration would have listened to the 2.7 million Americans who told them to leave our parks the way they are.”

“President Trump can avoid another political and legal debacle by releasing Secretary Zinke’s full recommendations, then quickly and publicly putting the report where it belongs: in the trash can.”

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