Trump Proclamation Order Strips Essential Ocean Protections
President Trump has issued a Proclamation to strip essential protections from one of our nation's most special ocean places, the New England Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument. Signera petitionenSignera petitionen
The proclamation lifts all restrictions on commercial fishing in our nation's only marine national monument on the East Coast—threatening this public treasure while failing to address real problems faced by fishing communities.
Americans care deeply about public lands and water. Conserving the special places in our ocean is not about a political party, it is about what we value as Americans. Please join us in speaking up for the ocean and taking action today.
Support for national monuments is bipartisan and overwhelming. Studies have shown that 90% of voters support Presidential proposals to protect some public lands and waters as parks, wildlife refuges and wilderness.
What's at stake? The New England Canyons and Seamounts represent some of the most astounding and diverse underwater ecosystems in the Atlantic. This undersea landscape fosters a marine fragile and pristine marine ecosystem that includes deep sea corals, whales, sea turtles, and many species of fish.
This unprecedented decision by President Trump is a dangerous and deliberate step forward in the Administration's larger plan to make monuments protected areas in name only.
Please add your name to join us in taking action today.