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Veterans Call on Congress to Protect Wilderness in New Mexico This Year

Letter to congressional leaders urges more protections for key wild places WASHINGTON (November 12, 2018) – On November 11, over 200 former service members from across the country, including veterans from New Mexico celebrated Veterans Day and their personal connections to America’s public lands by delivering a letter to Members of Congress urging them toREAD MORE

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2018 Monument Sign-On Letter

New Mexico’s State Legislators Renew Call to Interior Secretary Zinke for State’s Monuments to be Protected   On May 16th, 35 State Legislators from New Mexico reiterated their commitment to protection of New Mexico’s newest National Monuments, Rio Grande del Norte and Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks. Both were subjected to President Trump’s 2017 Executive Order directingREAD MORE

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2018 State Legislator Monument Letter

May 2018 Ryan Zinke Secretary, Department of Interior 1849 C St. NW Washington, DC 20240   Re: National Monument Review   Dear Secretary Zinke,   In May 2017, you received a letter from New Mexico State Legislators during the comment period for the review of National Monuments per Executive Order 13792. That letter expressed theREAD MORE

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Big step forward for bill that would preserve special lands in the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument

Legislation would protect wilderness within the national monument   Las Cruces, New Mexico (February 7, 2018) – Sportsmen, Native Americans, business owners, veterans, law enforcement officials, civic groups, current and former local elected officials, archaeologists, historians, and conservation organizations applauded the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources hearing of the Organ Mountains-Desert PeaksREAD MORE

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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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