Jim, the protection of millions of acres is under review by the Trump administration. The lands and waters being reconsidered were designated as national monuments or marine sanctuaries by previous administrations and a public comment period is underway to gather input on whether to keep or remove these protected area designations.
Those under review include eleven marine national monuments and marine sanctuaries that are important feeding and breeding areas for fish, birds, endangered turtles and marine mammals. Several of these protected areas contain unique species of corals and marine animals found nowhere else on earth. Continuing their protection ensures that the animals dependent upon these habitats will survive to be enjoyed by future generations.
Such a proposal is unprecedented; no president has ever revoked a national monument designated by his predecessors. You can use the sample copy below.
Please submit a comment by July 10, stating:
|I oppose revising or removing protection for the national monuments under review, including the five island and undersea areas currently designated as Marine National Monuments.|