The House Natural Resources Committee approved HR 3990, the ironically-named “National Monument Creation and Protection Act” (hint: it does the opposite). Not only does it restrict the President’s ability to establish national monuments, but it also gives the President the ability to revoke a monument’s status.

Not only is this a threat to Browns Canyon National Monument, it puts all national monuments at risk. Colorado Representatives Doug Lamborn and Scott Tipton are both on the committee and voted yes in the party line vote. It now advances to the Senate for a vote. Please contact Senator Bennett (202-224-5852) and Senator Gardner (202-2214-5941) and urge them to defeat it.

In addition, please let Representatives Lamborn and Tipton know that they are NOT representing the majority of Colorado citizens by voting for this bill. Here are links to take action: https://conservationco.org/take-action-for-colorado/#/240 and https://conservationco.org/take-action-for-colorado/#/241.