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House bill could endanger national monuments and parks

Memorial Day

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The Grand Canyon is the fifth most popular travel destination for Southern Californians during the Memorial Day holiday, according to Automobile Club of Southern California.

The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed legislation which restricts the President's ability to establish national monuments and parks. 

But conservationists are concerned the House bill sends the wrong message, especially at time when there's a political battle over drilling in national parks.

From the Fronteras Desk reporter Lorne Matalon brings us this story. 

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