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  • Obama didn't go far enough: The San Gabriel Mountains need more protections

    Obama didn't go far enough: The San Gabriel Mountains need more protections
    The environmentalists and other activists who had advocated for protecting the San Gabriel Mountains were shocked this month when President Obama created a national monument that was significantly smaller than they had expected and that excluded heavily used areas of the forest north of Los Angeles and Pasadena. Their surprise was understandable. In the weeks leading up to the president's announcement, a key argument for creating the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument was that the status would finally give the U.S. Forest Service the money and staff needed to maintain trails, creeks and picnic areas damaged by overuse.
  • Obama officially designates San Gabriel Mountains a national monument

    Obama officially designates San Gabriel Mountains a national monument
    President Obama on Friday officially set aside 346,000 acres of the San Gabriel Mountains as a national monument, a move to link more communities east of Los Angeles with wild places in their own backyards. "This is an issue of social justice, because...

    Obama to publicly name San Gabriel Mountains a national monument today

    Obama to publicly name San Gabriel Mountains a national monument today
    Beyond the typical traffic headaches and streets closures, President Obama will leave Los Angeles on Friday with a national monument in its backyard. Obama will be at Frank G. Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas to announce his plans to carve out roughly...

    Critics protest Obama's San Gabriel Mountains National Monument

    Critics protest Obama's San Gabriel Mountains National Monument
    Holding up signs that said “Monumental mistake” and twirling gold-and-silver hula hoops, a handful of protesters gathered in San Dimas on Friday to express their opposition to President Obama’s designation of the San Gabriel Mountains as...

    President Obama announces creation of San Gabriels national monument

    President Obama announces creation of San Gabriels national monument
    With the smog-shrouded San Gabriel Mountains looming somewhere in the distance, President Obama on Friday signed a declaration carving a national monument out of the mountain range, a measure aimed at better preserving its natural wonder and increasing...