REP. KIHUEN CELEBRATES TWO YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF BASIN AND RANGE NATIONAL MONUMENT
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representative Ruben J. Kihuen celebrated the second anniversary of the designation of Basin and Range National Monument. Rep. Kihuen is urging Nevadans and all Americans to visit www.regulations.gov and submit public comment calling for the preservation of both Basin and Range and Gold Butte National Monuments. Deadline for public comment is midnight on July 10, 2017.
“Two years ago, President Obama designated Basin and Range as a national monument because of its unique cultural history and natural beauty. Protecting Nevada’s natural treasures is essential to the success of our economy. Permanently protecting our monuments can create jobs, increase property values, and improve the quality of life for local residents. Monuments like Basin and Range and Gold Butte are important to the people of our state and we must do all we can to guarantee they remain protected for future generations.”
Last month, Rep. Kihuen sent a letter to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke urging him to maintain and protect Gold Butte and Basin and Range. Rep. Kihuen also issued a statement following Secretary Zinke’s visit to Pahrump, Nevada on June 26th, 2017. The letter can be found below.