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Zinke, House GOP escalate feud with Patagonia over monuments

December 12, 2017 |

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and House Republicans have escalated their feud with Patagonia after the outdoor retailer told Americans that President Trump “stole your land” in his move to shrink two sprawling Utah national monuments.

The dispute pitting the GOP against a private company raised…


L.A. Times – Business

Trump Will Shrink Utah Monuments: Orrin Hatch

October 27, 2017 |

President Trump is shrinking two national monuments in Utah, accepting the recommendation of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to reverse protections established by two Democratic presidents, Orrin Hatch said Friday. The Republican senator said he was “incredibly grateful” that Trump called him on Friday to say he is approving Zinke’s proposal…
Newser

Zinke Recommends Shrinking At Least 4 National Monuments

August 25, 2017 |

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has completed his President Trump-ordered review of 27 national monuments declared by Trump’s three predecessors—and while he hasn’t recommended abolishing any of them, he tells the AP he has proposed shrinking a “handful” of them. Insiders tell the New York Times that Zinke’s report recommends…
Newser

More Confederate Monuments Are Coming Down

August 17, 2017 |

Cities across America, fearing that they could become the site of the next Charlottesville-style confrontation between white supremacists and their opponents, are stepping up efforts to get rid of Confederate monuments. Four monuments were taken down in Baltimore overnight Tuesday in a surprise move ordered by the mayor, and cities…
Newser

Trump Promises ‘New Monuments to American Grit’

June 8, 2017 |

Speaking in front of a coal barge in Cincinnati, President Trump promised Wednesday to construct a “first class” system of roads, bridges, and waterways along with “incredible new monuments to American grit,” the AP reports. Trump was in Ohio talking up his infrastructure plans, which include turning $ 200 billion in…
Newser

Trump Will Order Review of Bears Ears, Other Monuments

April 25, 2017 |

President Donald Trump will sign executive orders this week aimed at expanding offshore oil drilling and reviewing national monument designations made by his predecessors, continuing the Republican’s assault on Democratic President Barack Obama’s environmental legacy. The orders could expand oil drilling in the Arctic and Atlantic oceans and upend public…
Newser

GOP Leaders Want Trump to Undo National Monuments

March 6, 2017 |

Republican leaders in Maine and Utah are asking President Trump to step into uncharted territory and rescind national monument designations made by his predecessor. The Antiquities Act of 1906 doesn’t give the president power to undo a designation, and no president has ever taken such a step. But Trump isn’t…
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