Apr 26 2017
The Antiquities Act, created by Congress in 1906, gives the President executive authority to designate national monuments to protect federal land.
Hatch hinted Monday that Trump's executive order could be the first serious step in making changes to Bears Ears and other Obama-era designations.
Some businesses in the Katahdin region are not happy with Governor LePage's continued opposition to President Obama's National Monument designation.
Republicans also objected when Obama created the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument in ME last summer on 87,500 acres of donated forestland.
Zinke said Tuesday in a briefing with reporters that he will make a recommendation on the contested parcel of land in 45 days and later provided Trump will a fuller report.
While Zinke did not identify which designations the administration considers the most problematic, the review has been specifically crafted to encompass national monuments in Utah: Grand Staircase-Escalante, which Clinton declared in 1996, and Bears Ears, which Obama declared last December.
On Wednesday, Trump will reportedly sign the "Executive Order for a Review of Designations under the Antiquities Act", Axios reported. Hatch's comment about "reining" it in suggests that the Trump administration is beginning a process that may alter the law, which could impact the ability of future presidents to create national monuments in the first place - a boon to local communities that feel strangled by regulation but a blow to conservationists who view the West as threatened by human activity.
Over the last 20 years, Zinke said, tens of millions of acres have been designated as national monuments, limiting their use for farming, timber harvesting, mining and oil and gas exploration, and other commercial uses.
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St. Clair said he doesn't believe the president overreached, and called the consequences of the creation of Maine's monument "incredibly positive".
Ultimately the secretary may urge the president to rescind, resize or modify the management of around 30 national monuments, Zinke said, all of them larger than 100,000 acres.
"The storm is getting worse before it gets better", he said. Reps. Rob Bishop and Jason Chaffetz tried to head off the designation with their Public Lands Initiative, but that failed to get through Congress before President Obama made the designation.
Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument (Utah): Per a report published by the Utah Geological Association, "Nowhere else in the world are the rocks and geologic features so well exposed, so brilliantly colored, and so excitingly displayed".
The truth is that Trump's executive order is just the latest attempt in a losing effort to privatize American public lands and waters.
All of those monuments could be targeted under the review Trump is ordering.
Zinke said he is prepared for legal challenges from environmental groups - "I am not in fear of getting sued, I get sued all the time", he said - but acknowledged that it is "untested" whether the President has the power to shrink public lands by using the Antiquities Act. 47% of Republicans say Trump should "definitely" take action on Bears Ears while 83% of Democrats say "definitely not".
Apr 25 2017
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Apr 25 2017
Fifth Venezuelan Protester Dies in Aftermath of Clashes With Militias, Police
Police or pro-government militias in the past week also shot dead four more Venezuelans, . Two students were also killed during demonstrations last week, the BBC reported .
Apr 25 2017
UC Berkeley students sue university for cancelling Ann Coulter speech
She also told the university that if they did not let her speak on the original date, she'd litigate . The College Republicans content that the university "hates free speech".
Apr 25 2017
Malaysia to Pay Abu Dhabi $1.2 Billion to Settle 1MDB's Debt
A Malaysian parliamentary committee identified at least US$4.2 billion in irregular transactions. Among the issues between the two were billions in allegedly missing funds.
Apr 24 2017
Memphis beat Spurs in OT, Warriors beat Portland again
So, sure, there was reason to wonder: Could they beat the Spurs again? Parker had 22 points, five assists and four boards. Zach Randolph had an off shooting night (4-for-12), but he still pulled out a double-double (12 points and 11 rebounds).
Apr 24 2017
Labour leader says UK election 'establishment vs people'
This is despite broadcasters saying they will have the debate without the Prime Minister . It is wealth that should belong to the majority and not a tiny minority.
Apr 24 2017
Lorenzana visit to Pag-asa Island is lawful: Palace
Abella said the visit was also in line with the government's aim to improve the quality of life of Filipinos in the island. In recent years, China has been building up disputed reefs into artificial islands that can house military facilities.
Apr 23 2017
Samsung will try to fix the S8 reddish Infinity Display
In exchange, Google has promised that its music service will work in harmony with Samsung's very own Bixby personal assistant. If you don't want to use Google Play Music, Samsung's music-playing app is still available on the Play Store for download.
Apr 23 2017
Amazon's Twitch wants more game-streamers to make money on site
Additional tools letting affiliates make money, such as selling subscriptions , will be added in the future, the company said. Cheering was initially only available to select Twitch partners at launch , with plans to expand to a wider group over time.
Apr 22 2017
GoPro Working On 360-Degree Camera
In fact, GoPro is now accepting applications from professional content creators, brands and agencies who want to test it out. In the meantime, GoPro is launching a pilot program that will kick off later this summer.
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