Titus Statement on End of National Monument Review Period and Basin and Range Anniversary

Jul 10, 2017
Press Release

July 10, 2017

Washington, D.C. – Today Rep. Dina Titus of Nevada’s First Congressional District released the following statement highlighting the final day to comment on Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s review of 29 National Monuments and commemorating the anniversary of President Obama’s designation of Basin and Range National Monument, which is under review along with Gold Butte National Monument. Rep. Titus submitted formal comments at regulations.gov and sent Secretary Zinke a letter on May 25 to oppose the politically motivated review that will threaten Nevada’s public lands.

“It is disheartening that on the second anniversary of the Basin and Range designation the Trump administration is attacking our natural treasures. The designations of Basin and Range and Gold Butte resulted from many years of tremendous effort by countless advocates working tirelessly throughout the state. I hosted town halls, sponsored legislation, and held meetings with a variety of stakeholders as part of the effort to protect Nevada’s cultural resources and landscapes. Nevada’s national monuments should not be subject to political games. Celebrate Basin and Range today by telling Secretary Zinke to keep his hands off our public lands.”