Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 1:56 pm (Updated: June 20, 3:22 pm)
Going to school in Iowa has only strengthened my love for my home state and my resolve to protect the places that make New Mexico special. Unfortunately, Congressman Steve Pearce does not share my perspective as shown by his legislation HR 995 to establish the Organ Mountains in Southern New Mexico as a national monument. Superficially, this bill appears to be an environmental win, but this proposal actually severely reduces the amount of land that is now protected by wilderness legislation.
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