Pearce to Attend Congressional Forum On Organ Mountains

Steve Pearce
Washington DC - Congressman Steve Pearce announced that he will be attending a Congressional Forum on the proposals for the protection of the Organ Mountains in Las Cruces, New Mexico. “The Organ Mountains are one of the true treasures in New Mexico,” said Pearce. “As a result, the protection of this landmark has become a broad political discussion. I have always supported the idea that we should not build on the Organs, as it is one of the signature landmarks of our district. There is no question that we must protect the land, but there have been distinct disagreements on how to best accomplish this.” “I have recently introduced H.R. 4334, legislation to designate the Organ Mountains as a national monument,” Pearce continued. “This allows for the protection of the land, but still gives room for public input by going through the legislative process. Additionally, it is not as restrictive as wilderness designation. The proposed lands have been deemed unsuitable for wilderness protection. While I believe that my legislation is the best solution, I look forward to hearing all of the proposals and hearing questions and concerns in an open forum with the public.” The forum will take place on Friday, May 4th at 3:00 p.m. The meeting is open to the public and will be held at the Farm and Ranch Museum, located at 4100 Dripping Springs Road in Las Cruces. 



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