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Category: Conservation :: Large-Scale
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Trump eviscerates two national monuments in the name of political back-scratching 5.12.2017 LA Times: Commentary

More than two decades ago, President Clinton tried to end a long-running political battle over the future of 1.9 million acres of federal land in southern Utah by creating the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Last year, President Obama took a similar step and created the nearly 1.4-million-acre...

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Trump undercuts Obama and Clinton wilderness legacies in Utah. But is it legal? 5.12.2017 LA Times: Nation

President Trump’s removal of federal protections from huge portions of two national monuments in southern Utah on Monday threatens to undercut the wilderness-conservation legacies of his Democratic predecessors Presidents Obama and Clinton.

Whether Trump has the legal authority to withdraw 1.1...

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AP Explains: National monuments and why they're divisive 5.12.2017 AP National
President Donald Trump signed proclamations Monday to significantly shrink two large national monuments in Utah after his administration reviewed sites nationwide....
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Trump shrinks two national monuments in Utah by about 2 million acres 5.12.2017 Washington Post
The move to scale back the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments immediately sparked an outpouring of praise from conservative lawmakers as well as activists’ protests outside the White House and in Utah. It is the largest reduction of public lands protection in U.S. history.
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Trump taking unprecedented action to revoke national monument designations in West 4.12.2017 LA Times: Nation

President Trump is expected to make a public lands declaration Monday unlike any ever made by a U.S. chief executive. The president will formally revoke two big national monuments in southern Utah and replace them with five much smaller monuments.

The president may also issue changes in the boundaries...

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When Trump guts two Utah national monuments next week, he'll trigger a new conservation war 1.12.2017 LA Times: Commentary

I wrote my first letter pleading for preservation of Utah’s Kaiparowits Plateau as a college student 45 years ago. When President Clinton proclaimed Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in 1996, he ended a 30-year debate about whether we should strip-mine coal on the Kaiparowits, a vast...

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Native Americans rewrote the playbook for preserving public land — and Trump is trying to erase it 26.11.2017 LA Times: Nation
President Obama's signature on the proclamation to establish Bears Ears National Monument stirred Congress and President Trump to lay siege to the Antiquities Act and 26 other monuments, most of them created by Democratic presidents.
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Historic Irondale neighborhood is the focus of major upgrades 16.11.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
The city hopes to improve traffic, drainage and zoning to the benefit of the area's residents, business owners and industrial hubs.
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Denver police looking for missing developmentally disabled man 29.10.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
Denver police want the public's help to find a missing man who may be developmentally disabled.
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Light pollution is stealing your view of the stars. National parks want to give it back 29.10.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
The Great Sand Dunes and other national parks are trying to set themselves up as preserves of darkness by obtaining official "dark-sky" designations. But should federal parks be the last place you can see the celestial neighborhood?
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Not very Victorian: Cape May residents want power station to go somewhere else 23.10.2017 Philly.com News
There is concern that the proposed Atlantic City Electric building would ruin the town's historic look.
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Land-grabbing Republican lawmakers are trying to gut the Antiquities Act. Don't let them 21.10.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Over the past 111 years, a succession of U.S. presidents — eight Democrats and seven Republicans — have used the Antiquities Act of 1906 to protect areas of unique historical or scientific interest, designating 157 national monuments encompassing about 850 million acres in 27 states (including...

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Scientists: Desert turtle endangered, 100 left in Arizona 24.9.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

WASHINGTON (AP) — It may not be surprising that an “aquatic desert” turtle faces long odds in life, but environmentalists and biologists still welcomed this week’s endangered species designation for the Sonoyta mud turtle. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced the designation Wednesday, citing threats from climate change to loss of habitat for the […]
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Interior secretary recommends shrinking 6 national monuments 18.9.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A leaked memo from Ryan Zinke to President Trump recommends that two Utah monuments -- Bears Ears and Grand Staircase Escalante -- be reduced, along with Nevada's Gold Butte and Oregon's Cascade-Siskiyou. Two marine monuments in the Pacific Ocean also would be reduced.
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Interior secretary recommends shrinking 6 national monuments 18.9.2017 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is recommending that six of 27 national monuments under review by the Trump administration be reduced in size, with changes to several others proposed....
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Shrink at least 4 national monuments and modify a half-dozen others, Zinke tells Trump 18.9.2017 Washington Post
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has recommended that President Trump modify 10 national monuments, including shrinking the boundaries of at least four western sites, according to a copy of the report obtained by The Washington Post.
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Hey President Trump, leave the San Gabriel Mountains alone 30.8.2017 LA Times: Commentary

When the temperature hits 100 degrees in Southern California, lots of people think beach. On Tuesday morning, as the asphalt began to cook under a stubborn late-August sun, I went north, instead. To the mountains.

You can find relief there, too, in the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument.

“This...

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Cecil Andrus, defender of Alaska’s wilderness as Carter’s interior secretary, dies at 85 26.8.2017 Washington Post
Cecil Andrus, defender of Alaska’s wilderness as Carter’s interior secretary, dies at 85
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Interior secretary recommends Trump alter at least three national monuments, including Bears Ears 25.8.2017 Washington Post
The interior secretary's report to President Trump is certain to spark big legal battles.
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What’s a national monument? A closer look at the issues following Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s review 25.8.2017 Denver Post: All Political News
U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is recommending boundary revisions for some national monuments but no eliminations. President Donald Trump ordered Zinke to conduct an unprecedented review of 27 monuments established by former presidents over more than two decades on lands revered for their natural beauty and historical significance.
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