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Statements surrounding President Trump’s executive action in Utah

Following President Trump’s actions today in Utah to shrink Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments, New Mexicans are reasserting their support for Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks and Río Grande del Norte National Monuments, and imploring President Trump to leave the Land of Enchantment’s national monuments alone. Community Press Release  Las Cruces Green Chamber of Commerce READ MORE

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New Mexicans declare an attack on one national monument is an attack on all

President Trump’s actions in Utah represent the greatest assault on America’s public lands in U.S. history Las Cruces and Taos, New Mexico – Following President Trump’s actions today in Utah to shrink Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments, New Mexicans are reasserting their support for Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks and Río Grande del Norte NationalREAD MORE

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Las Cruces Small Business Leaders Thank Senator Tom Udall for Support of National Monument Designation, Tout Economic Benefits

Businesses urge President Donald J. Trump to leave protections for Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument in place LAS CRUCES, NM – Local business leaders plan to welcome U.S. Senator Tom Udall to Las Cruces tomorrow, thanking him for defending the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument and the law used to create it, the Antiquities Act. TheREAD MORE

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New Mexicans Condemn Bill That Would Undermine Current Monuments and Parks

Contact: Carrie Hamblen, Las Cruces Green Chamber of Commerce, 575-323-1575 Gabe Vasquez, New Mexico Wildlife Federation, 484-639-4534   New Mexicans Condemn Bill That Would Undermine Current Monuments and Parks Congressional delegation encouraged to defend the Antiquities Act Las Cruces, NM (October 11, 2017) – New Mexicans across the state are condemning  the U.S. House NaturalREAD MORE

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New Mexicans condemn Secretary Zinke’s assault of our nation’s National Monuments

For Immediate Release August 24, 2017 Contact:   Ben Lewinger, 505-850-9010, ben@strategies360.com New Mexicans condemn Secretary Zinke’s assault of our nation’s National Monuments Local communities urge President Trump to not upset broad protections that are benefiting diverse access and economic activity Las Cruces and Taos, New Mexico – New Mexicans of all walks of life, includingREAD MORE

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Statement from Veterans following hike with DOI Secretary Ryan Zinke

The following statement is from over a dozen veterans following a hike with Secretary Zinke through the Valles Canyon in the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument: “On behalf of the veterans who spent their morning hiking through the Desert Peaks we want to thank Secretary Zinke for giving us the opportunity to show why theREAD MORE

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CRS Memorandum on Grazing in Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument

In July, 2017, the Congressional Research Service (CRS) issued a memorandum on livestock grazing in the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument. CRS is works exclusively for the U.S. Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation. It has been a valued and respectedREAD MORE

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Local Leaders Condemn Governor’s Position on Monuments Communities with New National Monuments Feel Betrayed by Governor’s Action

Press Release – Local New Mexico Leaders Feel Betrayed by Governors Monument Stance Contact: Doña Ana County Commissioner Billy Garrett: 575-915-5755 Taos County Commissioner Mark Gallegos: 575-779-7720 Mayor of Taos Dan Barrone: 575-770-7255 Mayors and County Commissioners near New Mexico’s two National Monuments under review by President Trump are expressing outrage at Governor Martinez’ recentREAD MORE

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New Research Study Highlights Scientific and Archeological Value of Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument

Press Release CONTACT: Ben Gabriel, Executive Director Friends of Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks (575) 639-4384 | ben@organmtnfriends.org NEW RESEARCH STUDY HIGHLIGHTS SCIENTIFIC AND ARCHAEOLOGICAL VALUE OF ORGAN MOUNTAINS-DESERT PEAKS NATIONAL MONUMENT 160 known sites, thousands of yet undiscovered sites, represent over 13,000 years of important historic and cultural resources LAS CRUCES, NEW MEXICO – A newREAD MORE

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Local Elected and Community Leaders Issue Clear Message As Comment Periods Ends “We Want Our Monument to Stay Protected.”

A least 97,000 Comments and Four Local Government Resolutions of Support for Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument Sent to Dept. of Interior and Trump Administration on Eve of Deadline Since President Trump issued his Executive Order on April 26th, 2017, directing “the Department of the Interior to review prior monument designations and suggest legislative changesREAD MORE

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