U.S. national monuments under threat after Trump review
U.S. national monuments under threat after Trump review
Interior Secretary Endorses Shrinking 6 National Monuments
19 September, 2017, 01:19
If the White House decides only to make access and management changes to New Mexico's two newest monuments, instead of reductions in size, it would allay the worst fears of environmental and outdoor recreation enthusiasts who opposed any changes at all. A spokeswoman for the fisheries council says it is working on rules that would freeze the footprint where commercial fishing is now allowed in Atlantic slopes and canyons, including in some parts of the monument, but would not bar it altogether.
The Associated Press obtained a copy of the 19-page memo, which was submitted to the White House last month and has not been officially released.
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.
A leaked memo from Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke shows he wants to go roll back some protections for national monuments designated by former President Barack Obama. Several are about the size of the state of DE, including Mojave Trails in California, Grand-Staircase Escalante in Utah and Bears Ears, which is on sacred tribal land.
None of these recommendations have been finalized, and the leaked memorandum written by Zinke said at several points, "Draft Deliberative - Not for Distribution".
The recommendations could meet with resistance from Democrats in New Mexico's congressional delegation, as well as state and national environment and conservation groups, who have lobbied aggressively to persuade the Trump administration to keep the New Mexico monuments fully intact.
No president has tried to eliminate a monument, but some have trimmed and redrawn boundaries 18 times, according to the National Park Service.
The head of the U.S. Department of the Interior called for changes to the management of 10 national monuments that would lift restrictions on activities such as logging and mining and shrink at least four of the sites, the Washington Postreported.
Trump could seek to alter the monuments with an executive order, an action that conservation groups said would be immediately challenged in federal court in the District of Columbia.
An aerial photo of Tramp Ridge in Gold Butte National Monument on Friday, July 21, 2017.
He also recommended changes to Katahdin Woods and Waters in Maine.
"President Trump should throw these recommendations in the trash and end his administration's unprecedented assault on lands and waters that drive our outdoor recreation economy, preserve our cultural heritage, and conserve critical wildlife habitat", Karpinski said.
The Natural Resources Defense Council believes the Trump administration is using a classic negotiating tactic in its review of national monuments: threatening the worst and spinning the ultimate outcome, however outrageous, as a reasonable result.
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