We need monumental creativity to resolve Antiquities Act conflicts, which is threatened by both sides digging in.
Category: Antiquities Act
Secretary Zinke’s Bears Ears recommendation would empower tribes and promote better stewardship
Last week, Interior Secretary Zinke released an interim report suggesting that the boundaries of Bears Ears National Monument should be redrawn and management of the area reconsidered. In less than a day, before knowing what the new boundaries or management would be, lawsuits were threatened. If carried out, the proposal will empower tribes, promote better stewardship, and limit unnecessary regulation.
Will the President reverse national monuments?
If the President undoes a monument and successfully defends that action, it could lead to broader reform of the Antiquities Act that allows monuments and many other federal lands to be managed more effectively for both people and the environment.
Are public lands corporate welfare for outdoor gear companies?
Shifting the cost of recreational opportunities on federal lands to those who enjoy them will better reveal how valuable this use of these lands is.
Congressional hearing questions ocean monuments: Is the ocean “LANDS owned or controlled” by the gov?
Congressional hearing questions whether monuments can be designated in the ocean under the Antiquities Act.
A monumental obstacle to sustainable fishing
Ocean monuments violate the Antiquities Act. But, more fundamentally, the monument process is antithetical to liberty.
Limits on states’ influence over federal lands cut both ways
If red states must accept Congress’ decisions about federal lands, blue states do too.
A monument to presidential excess
The big news this week was the President’s declaration of Bear’s Ears and Gold Butte national monuments, totaling a little … More