May 6, 2021 (BOSTON, MA) – The Biden Administration has issued a report detailing how the United States will reach the goal of 30 percent of lands and waters protected by 2030. Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) released the following statement in response.
“It cannot be overstated how critical it is to protect more of this country’s natural places,” said CLF President Bradley Campbell. “Permanently protecting 30 percent of lands and waters will help fight the climate crisis, protect biodiversity, and give future generations a chance at inheriting a healthy planet. The administration’s report presents a reasonable path for reaching this goal in nine short years, but for the effort to be credible the administration needs to be clearer about what criteria must be met to consider lands or waters conserved.”
President Biden’s commitment to conserving at least 30 percent of U.S. lands and oceans by 2030 is an ambitious and necessary goal. One important step in reaching this goal must be restoring full protections to the nation’s natural resource treasures like the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument.
CLF experts are available for further comment.