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The Latest On: National Monuments

July 7, 2017 | Letter

Letter to Secretary Zinke and Secretary Ross

From Peter J. Auster, PhD., Senior Research Scientist, Mystic Aquarium, and Scott D. Kraus, PhD., Vice President, Senior Science Advisor, Cabot Anderson Center for Ocean Life, New England Aquarium. Regarding information focused on the designation of the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument under the Antiquities Act of 1906.

June 22, 2017 | Article

Saving Northern Maine’s Economic Gem

: Local business owner Matthew Polstein is fighting the threatened repeal of the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument because the new monument has already ramped up tourism and bolstered the regional economy.

June 20, 2017 | Article

Don’t Close the Door on a Climate Refuge

The Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument can serve as a vital ecological refuge for many species as the climate changes—but only if it’s protected.

June 16, 2017 | In the News: Living On Earth

Shrinking Bears Ears

Tracy Coppola, Senior Legislative Counsel, Earthjustice: "There are industry interests that are chomping at the bit to tear apart this land. Certainly, what the president and his administration wasn't looking at was, all the folks on the ground and of course the historic partnership of the intertribal coalition that wanted to see this land protected."