"Interior Secretary Recommends Shrinking 6 National Monuments"

"Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is recommending that six of 27 national monuments under review by the Trump administration be reduced in size, with changes to several others proposed.

A leaked memo from Zinke to President Donald Trump recommends that two Utah monuments -- Bears Ears and Grand Staircase Escalante -- be reduced, along with Nevada's Gold Butte and Oregon's Cascade-Siskiyou.

Two marine monuments in the Pacific Ocean also would be reduced under Zinke's memo, which has not been officially released. The Associated Press obtained a copy of the memo, which was first reported by the Wall Street Journal."

Matthew Daly reports for the Associated Press September 18, 2017.


"Shrink At Least 4 National Monuments And Modify A Half-Dozen Others, Zinke Tells Trump" (Washington Post)

"Memorandum for the President" (Ryan Zinke)

Source: AP, 09/18/2017