Take Action: Protect the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument
President Trump recently signed an executive order that he hopes will open the door to eliminating or shrinking the nation’s marine national monuments—and open them up to destructive activities like mining, offshore drilling, and trawling.
The Pacific Remote Islands were designated as a marine national monument in 2009 by President George W. Bush and expanded in 2014 by President Barack Obama. It is a safe haven for millions of birds and marine life that swarm to shallow areas and islands to rest, to feed, to mate, and to give life to their offspring.
The Department of Commerce is allowing the public to weigh in to save our marine monuments from a rollback of protections for just a few short weeks—through July 26.
PERSONALIZED COMMENTS ARE CRITICAL IN THIS PROCESS. If you live in the Pacific states of Hawai’i, California, Oregon, or Washington, please mention this in your comment.
If you have more than a few minutes, please consider submitting a comment for the other national marine monuments threatened by Trump’s executive order: