Tag Archives: national monuments

Ocean Preserves

You have public lands in the ocean, which means Ryan Zinke wants to shrink them. The Interior Secretary’s recommendation to cut down national monuments in Utah, California, Oregon, and Nevada caused huge uproar. His potential cuts to some of the world’s most extensive ocean preserves, however, could be even more dramatic. The marine monuments in question include the Atlantic’s Northeast ...

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5 Native American tribes gearing up for battle over national monuments

Today, the president signed two proclamations drastically cutting land from two federal monuments, Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante, by 80 percent and 45 percent, respectively. When President Obama designated Bears Ears a national monument last year, it was a huge victory for five Utah tribes — the Navajo Nation, Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, Ute Indian Tribe, Hopi, and the Pueblo ...

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