Laws & Regulations

"Can the President Shrink – Or Even Eliminate – National Monuments?"

"President Trump's latest executive order opens the door to reducing or revoking two dozen national monuments, including Bears Ears in Utah. It's far from clear, however, that the president has the legal authority to do so."

Source: Christian Science Monitor, 04/27/2017

"Law: Many Recusals For Acting Chief of DOJ Environment Section"

"Jeffrey Wood, the acting head of the Justice Department's environmental branch, is having to step aside from dozens of cases facing the government, both because of his past work for an Alabama law firm and Trump administration ethics restrictions, newly released documents show."

Source: Greenwire, 04/26/2017

"Mexico Worries That A New Border Wall Will Worsen Flooding"

"As the White House pushes Congress to fund President Trump's U.S.-Mexico border wall, a new wrinkle has emerged that could stymie parts of the massive project. Mexican engineers believe construction of the border barrier may violate a 47-year-old treaty governing the shared waters of the Rio Grande. If Mexico protests, the fate of the wall could end up in an international court."

Source: NPR, 04/25/2017

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