Monuments

New bill leaves lands protected, lawmaking neglected
New bill leaves lands protected, lawmaking neglected
A bipartisan public lands bill punts on overhauling environmental policies.
Zinke leaves unfinished business at the Interior Department
Zinke leaves unfinished business at the Interior Department
The questionable legality of the Trump administration’s aggressive deregulatory and development-friendly policies could end up being its undoing.
Ryan Zinke to step down as Interior secretary
Ryan Zinke to step down as Interior secretary
Zinke shrunk national monuments, rolled back sage grouse protections and ramped up drilling.
Do we have too many national monuments? 4 essential reads
Do we have too many national monuments? 4 essential reads
How might Trump’s administration unmake a monument, and what’s at stake? Experts offer some answers.
Legal scholars dispute whether monuments are permanent
Legal scholars dispute whether monuments are permanent
Courts likely will decide the fate of designations threatened by Trump’s review.
Amid monument review, a pro-energy Interior emerges
Amid monument review, a pro-energy Interior emerges
Interior Sec. Ryan Zinke is filling his office with extractive industry insiders.
Drilling threatens Dinosaur National Monument — again
Drilling threatens Dinosaur National Monument — again
Old public-lands battles are rekindled as Interior prioritizes oil and gas.
The quieter monument battles to watch
The quieter monument battles to watch
What local leaders are saying about lesser-known areas as review nears its end.
There’s still time to comment on marine monument review
There’s still time to comment on marine monument review
So why aren’t we hearing about it?
Don’t let this uranium mill repeat history
Don’t let this uranium mill repeat history
The White Mesa Mill’s license is up for renewal under the Trump administration.
More than 1 million comments were submitted to Interior
More than 1 million comments were submitted to Interior
The public comment period following Trump’s order on monuments has closed.
Grand Staircase-Escalante was set up to fail
Grand Staircase-Escalante was set up to fail
How budget cuts, a divided staff and state politics hamstrung Utah’s biggest monument.
Giant Sequoia is a monument to why we need monuments
Giant Sequoia is a monument to why we need monuments
With few original trees left, the area exemplifies the need for protection.
Let the floodgates of protest open over Bears Ears
Let the floodgates of protest open over Bears Ears
96 percent of public comments defend national monuments.
Eight lawmakers whose bills attack public lands
Eight lawmakers whose bills attack public lands
Who are the Westerners behind bills meant to weaken federal protections of land?
Outdoor industry pros rally for public lands in D.C.
Outdoor industry pros rally for public lands in D.C.
Amid threats to rescind monuments, Big Rec gets fired up over Bears Ears.
Why we should fight against Utah’s war on public lands
Why we should fight against Utah’s war on public lands
And where to submit your comments to protect Bears Ears National Monument.
Conflicts dog Trump’s Interior secretary nominee
Conflicts dog Trump’s Interior secretary nominee
David Bernhardt’s former clients have big business with the department he would run.
Zinke went to Bears Ears to listen, but supporters felt unheard
Zinke went to Bears Ears to listen, but supporters felt unheard
The Interior Secretary’s monument review is off to a complicated start.
Could Trump dismantle the American West?
Could Trump dismantle the American West?
How the president’s ‘deconstruction’ doctrine threatens public lands.
Interior has yet to meet with Bears Ears tribal leaders
Interior has yet to meet with Bears Ears tribal leaders
Zinke is losing the faith of a tribal coalition as a monument review looms.
Oregon’s monuments need protection from logging
Oregon’s monuments need protection from logging
Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument shouldn’t be managed for timber interests.
Fact-checking Trump’s Antiquities Act order
Fact-checking Trump’s Antiquities Act order
Trump and Sen. Orrin Hatch rely on dubious claims to attack national monuments.
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