Gardner Receives Commitment from Interior Secretary Zinke on Canyons of the Ancients National Monument
Washington, D.C. — Today, during an Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing, Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) received assurances from Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke that Canyons of the Ancients National Monument is not currently on the Department’s priority review list.
Gardner has been a strong advocate for protecting Colorado’s public lands, and recently received the Outdoor Industry Association’s 2017 Friend of the Outdoor Industry Award. In May, Gardner and Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-3) sent a letter to Secretary Zinke requesting “any review of Canyons should conclude that no changes to the designation are necessary.”
Senator Gardner: Is there an update at all on Canyons of the Ancients?
Secretary Zinke: It is currently not on our priority review list.
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Cory Gardner is a member of the U.S. Senate serving Colorado. He sits on the Energy & Natural Resources Committee, the Foreign Relations Committee, the Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee, and the Budget Committee, and is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy and Subcommittee on Energy.
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