LCV and CLCV Statements on the Designation of the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 8, 2014
Contact: Jenesse Miller, 510-844-0235 or jmiller@ecovote.org

Los Angeles, CA—Following the breaking news that President Obama will protect the San Gabriel Mountains as a national monument, the California League of Conservation Voters (CLCV) released the following statement from CEO Sarah Rose:

“We thank President Obama, his administration, and California elected leaders including Congresswoman Judy Chu who had previously introduced legislation to preserve the San Gabriel Mountains. For over ten years, local residents in Los Angeles have worked to permanently protect the mountains, which make up over 70% of Los Angeles County’s open space. The San Gabriels are a shared resource for Angelenos and Californians of all backgrounds to enjoy the outdoors and hike, bike, fish, and stargaze. Thanks to this designation, the mountains and those unique experiences will be protected for future generations.”

The national League of Conservation Voters (LCV) released the following statement from President Gene Karpinski: 

"Today’s announcement is great news for California. The San Gabriel Mountains provide one-third of Los Angeles County’s clean drinking water, as well as recreational opportunities for underserved communities and habitat for countless plants and wildlife. President Obama is listening to the local community and stepping in where Congress has failed to act by permanently protecting this special place for future generations.”

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