Susana Martinez

New Mexico governor supports monument review

Gov. Susana Martinez supports the review of two national monuments in New Mexico, saying it's important that the designations follow the intent and spirit of the federal law that was used to establish the sites.

The two-term Republican governor outlined her comments on the Rio Grande del Norte and the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks national monuments in a letter to U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke.

The letter was made public Thursday as the secretary considers possible modifications to more than two dozen monuments that were created during the last two decades.

The monuments under review in New Mexico were established during former President Barack Obama's...

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