Protect the U.S. Atlantic’s Only Marine National Monument

  • by: Ashira Morris
  • recipient: U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives

The Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument is located 130 miles off the coast of Cape Cod. It is a biodiversity hotspot, teeming with ocean wildlife from endangered whales, seabirds, and sea turtles to rare thousand-year-old deep-sea corals.

It is the only marine monument in the U.S. Atlantic Ocean, providing lasting protection from oil and gas drilling, commercial fishing, mining and other destructive activities.

However, the Trump Administration is threatening to roll back these protections. Climate change already threatens our ocean ecosystem. The proposed rollbacks to the Monument would further endanger this special place.

Congress must preserve the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts to ensure a healthy ocean for generations to come.

The Trump Administration must leave existing protections in place for the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument.

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