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Save Katahdin Woods & Waters National Monument
Save Katahdin Woods & Waters National Monument
Maine Governor Paul LePage is urging President Trump to kill the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument. This makes no sense.

This would be a disastrous mistake.

Abolishing Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument would:
• deprive imperiled wildlife of vital habitat and protection
• breach the legal understanding for the private lands generously donated for the monument
• forego $40 million in philanthropic funds donated to maintain the monument
• jeopardize hiking, camping, snowmobiling and other recreational activities on nearly 90,000 acres
• destroy the economic benefits to local businesses from new visitors to the monument region
• ruin the opportunity to promote a trio of great National Park units in Maine (Katahdin Woods & Waters, Acadia, and Appalachian Trail)
• violate the Antiquities Act, which does not authorize the President to abolish monuments
• subvert the will of the overwhelming majority of Maine citizens, who support the monument

Please urge President Trump and Maine's congressional representatives to oppose any effort to eliminate or weaken Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument.

President Donald Trump: (202) 456-1111, www.whitehouse.gov/contact#page
U.S. Senator Susan Collins: (202) 224-2523, www.collins.senate.gov/contact
U.S. Senator Angus King: (202) 224-5344, www.king.senate.gov/contact
U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin: (202) 225-6306, https://poliquin.house.gov/contact/email

If you do not live in Maine, you can still speak out against rescinding Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument by contacting President Trump and your U.S. Senators and congressional Representative. Remind them that this was a gift to the nation, which is owned by all Americans.

Thank you for your help in protecting our beautiful new national monument!

Posted on Monday, March 6, 2017 (Archive on Wednesday, April 5, 2017)
Posted by Jym St. Pierre   Contributed by Jym St. Pierre
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