Polis speaks out against the vilification of national monuments
Washington: Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., gave the following statement today after President Trump called into question the designation of several national monuments.
“President Trump has chosen another American value to attack, our sacred national monuments. I will do everything to protect national monuments, which are treasured by all Coloradans and Americans,” said Polis. “We must protect our iconic heritage.”
Polis serves the Colorado Second Congressional District, which consists of over 60 percent of public lands.
He has spoken out against several attempts by the Trump administration to attack public lands.
In Feb., the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Bolts Ditch Access and Use Act, and the Arapaho National Forest Boundary Adjustment Act, legislation Polis sponsored that directly helps Colorado communities and protect public lands.
In addition, in past Congresses, Polis introduced and advocated for the Continental Divide Wilderness and Recreation Act. The bill would preserve 58,000 acres of wilderness and recreation lands in Summit and eastern Eagle Counties, helping sustain recreational resources, protect watersheds, preserve important wildfire corridors, and grow the tourism economy.
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