President Trump’s decision to reduce the size of two national monuments in Utah—Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante—has been a political … More
Tag: Antiquities Act abuse
Lacking consensus, monument designations breed endless conflict
One major shortcoming of relying on the political process to achieve environmental objectives (or most any other objective) is that … More
Secretary Zinke recommends modifying ten national monuments
After an intense, months-long review of national monuments, Secretary Zinke delivered his report with recommendations to the President on August … More
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.
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.