"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."

"BOULDER, Colo. — If Western Republicans have had one focus in their anger over federal land management in recent years, it’s been national monument designations.

The ability to withdraw large tracts of land from development with the stroke of a pen, under the authority of the 1906 Antiquities Act, is one of the broadest executive powers that a president has. And it’s been a power many presidents have wielded expansively as they consider their legacy.

Now the permanence of that legacy is being called into question."

Amanda Paulson reports for the Christian Science Monitor April 26, 2017.


Opinion: "No, President Trump Can’t Revoke National Monuments" (Washington Post)

"What Is the Antiquities Act and Why Does President Trump Want to Change It?" (New York Times)

"Fact-Checking Trump’s Antiquities Act Order" (High Country News)

"Patagonia Threatens To Sue Trump Over National Monuments Order" (The Hill)

"Dem Vows To Fight Trump 'Every Step Of The Way' On National Monuments" (The Hill)

"Trump Orders Review Of National Monuments To Allow Development" (Reuters)

"Trump Orders Review Of National Monuments, Vows To ‘End These Abuses And Return Control To The People’" (Washington Post)

"Trump Review Threatens To Rip Up Obama Protections For Wilderness Areas" (Guardian)

Opinion: "The Endangered Antiquities Act" (New York Times)

"4 Things You Need To Know About Trump’s Attack on National Parks and Monuments" (Think Progress)

Source: Christian Science Monitor, 04/27/2017