Pro-conservation business group urges Zinke to drop NMon recommendations

A group of venture capitalists and entrepreneurs that views public lands as a valuable quality-of-life issue for employees is urging Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to scrap his recommendations to shrink the boundaries of national monuments or allow for resource extraction in them, saying preservation of monuments is "critical" for corporate success.

"Our most driven employees place a high value on outdoor recreation, making proximity to public lands and national monuments a major selling point for companies across the country that want to recruit key employees -- a critical requirement for thse companies' success," wrote the co-chairs of the Conservation For Economic Growth Coalition.

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