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STATEMENT: President Biden Restores National Monument Protections, Listens To Tribes, Science

Washington, D.C. — In response to the Biden administration’s announcement that it would restore protections to the three national monuments illegally gutted by former President Donald Trump, Christy Goldfuss, senior vice president for Energy and Environment Policy at the Center for American Progress, released the following statement:

Today’s announcement restores the intent of the Antiquities Act and the rule of law. By returning permanent protections to these three monuments, President Joe Biden has listened to tribes, scientists, and the American public and preserved irreplaceable cultural, historic, and natural treasures. In the face of a changing climate and a worsening extinction crisis, today’s announcement is critical to restoring protections for these three places.

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