Environmentalists on plan to shrink national monuments: See you in court

The leaked report from Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke about shrinking or altering 10 national monuments and opening them to mining, drilling, increased grazing, logging, and other development spells trouble for the country’s open land. But many environmental groups are threatening legal challenges to these moves. According to a story in USA Today: Ben Schreiber, a […]

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National monuments are public lands, not profit centers (UPDATE)

Going back on yet another campaign statement, Donald Trump has signed an executive order seeking a review of the lands designated as national monuments in the last 20 years. Let’s be clear: This isn’t about public lands, or listening to a majority of Western voters. This is about cementing his Republican base, sucking up to […]

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