Enviros Call For Prompt Restoration Of National Monuments Shrunk By Trump

"National and regional environmental organizations called on President Biden to restore the boundaries of national monuments shrunk by the Trump administration, urging the White House to take action more than two months after the Interior Department submitted recommendations.

The Trump Interior Department reduced the boundaries of Bears Ears monument by about 85 percent and Grand Staircase-Escalante by nearly 50 percent. In June, Biden's Interior Secretary Deb Haaland recommended the earlier boundaries be restored, as well as rolling back another Trump-era decision allowing commercial fishing in the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument off Massachusetts.

However, the letter from environmentalists noted the White House has yet to fully restore the protections more than two months after Haaland submitted her recommendations."

Zack Budryk reports for The Hill September 9, 2021.

Source: The Hill, 09/10/2021