Subject: Alert – National Conservation Area/National Monument
At today’s County Council meeting, it was revealed through public comments that several Lopezians, including Jamie Stephens, went to DC to lobby Capitol Hill about designating the BLM lands a National Conservation Area. Nevertheless, they were essentially told that Congress will not pass it. so their strategy now is to get the County Council to endorse a Presidential declaration (Executive Order) making it a National Monument.
Several people at the Council meeting spoke in favor of it. They asked for a show of hands, and those in favor outnumbered those against by 2 to 1. In other words, about 2/3 of the attendees today supported it, and only one-third opposed.
In short, the Council is hearing that people here want this. DC is hearing that people want this. If you don’t want it, you better start crowing about it.
~ Thanks, Ed K.