In the News: Monuments Under Attack

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“National monument designation has meant more community input in the future of the San Gabriel Mountains than ever before. If Trump wants to remove these protections and hand public land over to corporations, he will have to go through Congress where I will fight to protect our environment. I’m going even further and soon reintroducing my legislation to establish the San Gabriel Mountains as a National Recreation Area and expand the existing monument boundaries, increasing the amount of land protected.” – Congresswoman Judy Chu

“An attack on any national monument is an attack on all of them.” –
SGMF member Daniel Rossman in the San Gabriel Valley Tribune

“President Obama recognized there are not enough parks and monuments for all people, be they young, old, rich, poor, black, white, Latino, Asian-American and Native American. It is those values this administration is attacking.” – SGMF member Robert Garcia in the San Gabriel Valley Tribune

The executive order is an attack on America’s parks, public lands, and natural spaces. Public lands protect our health, support our economy and serve our communities.

Our coalition has worked for more than 10 years, collaborating with a diverse network of organizations, agencies, businesses, elected officials, and residents, to secure protections and improvements to the region — for the benefit of all Angelenos. Our work will continue.

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