Two National Monuments Survive Interior Review, Leaving 25

"Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Thursday that two national monuments in Washington and Idaho are no longer being considered for removal or reduction by the Trump administration.

In a statement, Zinke announced that the 195,000-acre Hanford Reach National Monument in south-central Washington and the 460,000-acre Craters of the Moon National Monument in southern Idaho “are no longer under review” as part of President Trump’s order in April that more than two dozen monument designations be reconsidered.

Hanford Reach was designated by President Bill Clinton in 2000. Craters of the Moon was established in the mid-1920s but greatly expanded by Clinton in 2000."

Darryl Fears reports for the Washington Post July 13, 2017.

Source: Washington Post, 07/18/2017