Today, Rep. Salud Carbajal (CA-24) sent a letter to Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke, expressing deep concern over the President’s recent Executive Order to review 22 national monuments nationwide, including the Carrizo Plain on the Central Coast, and urging him to keep the current boundaries intact.
President Theodore Roosevelt signed the Antiquities Act into law 111 years ago today, giving presidents the authority to designate national monuments to preserve our unique American landscapes for future generations.
“The Carrizo Plain National Monument serves as a crucial habitat for the conservation of numerous endangered plant and animal species, as well as an economic engine for tourism on the Central Coast,” said Rep. Carbajal. “This Executive Order is a blatant attempt to undermine the National Antiquities Act, one of the nation’s most important conservation tools, and poses a direct threat to the preservation of this unique habitat in our region.”
The full text of Rep. Carbajal’s letter is below (follow the Link):