WaPo: Interior Secretary Zinke Calls For Shrinking At Least 4 National Monuments

19 September, 2017, 01:24 | Author: Chad Mckenzie
  • Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune The two buttes that make up the namesake for the Bears Ears National Monument reveal the vast landscape surrounding them as part of the 1.35 million acres in southeastern Utah protected by President Barack Obama

Zinke's plan also would allow logging at a newly designated monument in ME and urges more grazing, hunting and fishing at two sites in New Mexico.

President Donald Trump ordered a review of 27 sites earlier this year after complaining about a "massive land grab" by Obama and other former presidents.

But Zinke's recommendation does call for the boundaries of the protected area to be "revised" in order to "reduce impacts on private lands" and remove O&C lands that can be used for logging.

In April, the president ordered Zinke to review 27 monuments-all larger than 100,000 acres-that have been granted federal protections under the Antiquities Act since 1996, claiming that his predecessors went too far when designating certain US lands and waters as protected from commercial activity.

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The areas facing a reduction - Utah's Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante, Nevada's Gold Butte, Oregon's Cascade-Siskiyou and two marine national monuments, the Pacific Remote Islands and Rose Atoll, were all designated over the last two decades. Grand Staircase-Escalante, in southern Utah, includes almost 1.9 million acres in a sweeping vista larger than the state of Delaware.

He also spoke of protecting tribal interests and historical land grants, pointing to monuments in New Mexico, where Hispanic ranchers have opposed two monuments proclaimed by Obama. "This should never have happened", Trump said in ordering the review in April. It was not clear from the memo how much energy development would be allowed on the sites recommended for changes, although the memo cites increased public access as a key goal.

"The Trump administration does not comment on leaked documents, especially internal drafts which are still under review by the president and relevant agencies", White House spokeswoman Kelly Love told the Journal in a statement Sunday.

The recommendations cap an unprecedented four-month review based on Trump's claim that 1906 Antiquities Act has been misused by recent presidents to create oversized monuments that hinder energy development, grazing and other uses.

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Zinke had previously announced that no changes would be made at six national monuments - in Montana, Colorado, Idaho, California, Arizona and Washington. Williams also promised to battle "these illegal and unsafe recommendations" in court, if Trump acts on them.

The Wilderness Society is threatening legal action, calling the recommendations an unprecedented assault on our parks and public lands.

A Los Angeles Times graphic shows the Trump administration's plans for national monuments as of September 2017. He also said that Bears Ears monument in Utah should be downsized.

Zinke's recommendations were revealed in a leaked memo submitted to the White House.

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A leaked report written by USA interior secretary Ryan Zinke recommends that six of the 27 sites should be cut in size and changes made to around four others.

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