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Napolitano’s Statement on Secretary Zinke’s Report Recommending No Changes to Size of San Gabriel Mountains National Monument

December 6, 2017
Press Release

(WASHINGTON, DC) Today, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano (D-El Monte) issued the following statement after Department of the Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke released his final report on findings of the Trump Administration Monument Review, which does not recommend any changes to the size of the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument:

“We are glad that for now there is no expected reduction in the size of our San Gabriel Mountains National Monument, however this decision is by no means final. We must remain vigilant of any future attempt to shrink these protected areas or undermine the will of our communities. Even though Secretary Zinke did not visit or speak with my constituents during the monument review process, we thank all of the local residents, elected officials, small business owners, community leaders, and conservationists who spoke out in strong support of the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument. Your continued input is critical, as we work to preserve this green space and outdoor recreation area for the benefit of all.”

Last week Napolitano joined eight Los Angeles area colleagues in introducing H.Res. 639, honoring the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument and the more-than-a-decade-long process of community engagement that led to its designation.

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