Legislators sign monument letter

Sen. Donovan M. Dela Cruz joined 324 state legislators of the National Caucus of Environmental Legislators to call on President Donal Trump to maintain designations of national monuments, following the president’s recent executive order calling for a review of the Antiquities Act.

“Hawaii is home to four national monuments, including the Papahanaumokuaakea Marine National Monument, which is the largest contiguous fully protected conservation area in the United States. Protecting these areas is critical to ensure a legacy of natural and archaeological resources for future generations as well as building resiliency against the effects of clime change.” said Cruz, D-22.

Seven other Hawaii state legislators signed the letter in support of protecting public lands.

The letter urges the president to work with Congress and state legislators to increase public funding for the management of all federal lands and water.

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