For Immediate Release Monday, July 10th, 2017
Contact: Carrie Hamblen, CEO/President
Las Cruces Green Chamber of Commerce
LAS CRUCES GREEN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AMONG
THOUSANDS OF NEW MEXICANS TO TELL INTERIOR SECRETARY ZINKE TO NOT ALTER ORGAN MOUNTAINS-DESERT PEAKS
LAS CRUCES- The Las Cruces Green Chamber of Commerce is amongst the nearly 97,000 individuals, groups, and organizations that have submitted their comments to the Department of Interior about the importance of the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks (OMDP) and Rio Grande del Norte (RGDN) national monuments. The deadline for submission of comments at regulations.gov is 9:59 pm MT today, July 10th.
As per the Executive Order from the Trump Administration, 27 National Monuments are under review by the Department of Interior. The intent for the review is to determine if the current size of each of the monuments listed is appropriate, or if the monument designation should be rescinded altogether. OMDP and RGDN are the two New Mexico monuments under review.
The Las Cruces Green Chamber of Commerce has led the way in embracing OMDP as a community asset that is already having a positive economic impact on Las Cruces and the surrounding areas. In addition to providing a marketing toolkit for local businesses, The Green Chamber has helped local businesses formulate OMDP products and marketing techniques. We've also helped hundreds of state-wide businesses have their voices support for OMDP and RGDN heard by decision-makers. In June, we released a poll that shows two-thirds of residents in Doña Ana County support OMDP in its current state.
To see the comments submitted by the Las Cruces Green Chamber, please click