Last week, President Trump issued two long-awaited proclamations reducing the size of two controversial national monuments in Utah. The same … More
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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
We need monumental creativity to resolve Antiquities Act conflicts
We need monumental creativity to resolve Antiquities Act conflicts, which is threatened by both sides digging in.
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.
A monumental obstacle to sustainable fishing
Ocean monuments violate the Antiquities Act. But, more fundamentally, the monument process is antithetical to liberty.