REP. ROSEN COMMEMORATES TWO YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF BASIN AND RANGE, REAFFIRMING COMMITMENT TO PROTECT NEVADA’S NATIONAL MONUMENTS
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Jacky Rosen (NV-03) released the following statement commemorating the two year anniversary of Basin and Range national monument, reaffirming her commitment to protecting Nevada’s national monuments:
“The designation of Basin and Range as a national monument has provided Nevadans the freedom to enjoy access to lakes, streams, and public lands rich in history, culture, and natural beauty. Nevada’s monuments also contribute significantly to our state’s outdoor recreation industry, which is responsible for nearly 150,000 direct jobs and more than $1 billion in state and local tax revenue. Thousands of visitors from across the world come to visit Southern Nevada to enjoy our public lands, contributing to our diverse and vibrant economy.
“I strongly believe keeping our public lands in public hands and will fight to oppose efforts by the current administration and outside groups to revoke Basin and Range and Gold Butte’s statuses as national monuments.”
BACKGROUND: Today is the last day that the Department of the Interior will be taking formal public comment on Antiquities Act Monuments. To comment before the deadline, visit the Department of Interior’s website here.