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

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

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May 29, 2019
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Why this petition matters

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 rolled back some of these protections and opened the monument to commercial fishing. Climate change already threatens our ocean ecosystem. These rollbacks to the monument will only further endanger this special place.

We must preserve this treasure to ensure a healthy ocean for generations to come.

The Biden Administration should act immediately to restore the protections to the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument.

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Signatures: 54,761Next Goal: 75,000
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