Tell President Biden: Restore protections for the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument
Warming waters, acidifying oceans, pollution, and industry threaten our marine environments, but safeguarding our seas can help mitigate the worst effects of climate change. The creation of the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument in 2016 represented an important step toward that goal -- a step that was undone by the Trump's administration's decision to gut protections for this special place in 2020. Opening this area to commercial fishing will harm or destroy irreplaceable marine life.
To celebrate the fifth birthday of the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument, I urge you to complete the process to restore protections and ensure that this incredible ecosystem continues to thrive.