President Trump’s decision last year to shrink Bears Ears National Monument and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument remains controversial and is … More
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Worried about President Trump considering potential coal and oil revenue when setting boundaries for national monuments? Reform the Antiquities Act.
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
President Trump’s long-awaited national monument decision triggers wave of lawsuits
Last week, President Trump issued two long-awaited proclamations reducing the size of two controversial national monuments in Utah. The same … More
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
The Takings Clause can protect conservation, if there’s a market for environmental benefits
On July 20th, federal agents invaded the National Butterfly Center’s property, unannounced and without permission, and began to rip through … More
Executive order on WOTUS signals start of Clean Water Act reform
The President’s WOTUS executive order has begun the process for reforming the Clean Water Act, so that fewer people find themselves in the nightmare experienced by a Wyoming property owner threatened with $20 million in fines for building a pond.