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The costs (and lack of benefits) of designating a national monument

The costs (and lack of benefits) of designating a national monument

BY JEFFREY W. MCCOY, ATTORNEY On December 4, 2017, President Trump reduced the size of the Bears Ears National Monument from over 1.35 million acres to around 200,000 acres. A few days later, Patagonia, a retail company that sells outdoor wear and took in over $200 million in revenue in 2017, sued the federal government. In […]

Area Businesses Support Carrizo Plain National Monument

Area Businesses Support Carrizo Plain National Monument

 Over 130 Local Business Owners Urge Interior Secretary Zinke to Keep Protections in Place for Carrizo Plain National Monument Fate of Central California Iconic Landscape Will Be Decided by August 24 Today, 134 businesses throughout San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura, and Kern counties sent a letter to Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke in […]

New AEI Study Says President Trump Can Revoke National Monuments

New AEI Study Says President Trump Can Revoke National Monuments

Sen. Mike Lee hosts Capitol Hill event with PLF and AEI on March 29 regarding AEI study that questions 1938 Attorney General Opinion and contains other new research findings The American Enterprise Institute (AEI) today released a new paper, by two authors affiliated with Pacific Legal Foundation, explaining why presidential decrees are not “permanent” under […]

New England fishermen challenge Obama’s marine national monument

New England fishermen challenge Obama’s  marine national monument

Creation of the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument exceeded the Antiquities Act, which authorizes monuments only on federal land, not the ocean A coalition of New England fishermen organizations filed suit today over former President Barack Obama’s designation of a vast area of ocean as a national monument — a dictate that could […]

Obama expands the California Coastal National Monument, fulfilling multiple lawmakers’ wishes

Obama expands the California Coastal National Monument, fulfilling multiple lawmakers’ wishes

WASHINGTON — After years of advocating from California lawmakers, case President Barack Obama on Thursday expanded the California Coastal National Monument. The California Coastal National Monument, which runs along the entire California coast, was expanded by 6,230 acres and includes protection of these new sites: Piedras Blancas Outstanding Natural Area in San Luis Obispo County; […]

Commentary: Obama’s Land Grab Will Not Stand. I Will Fight It

When I questioned Interior Secretary Sally Jewel at her confirmation hearing, nurse she promised me President Barack Obama would not designate a national monument unless there was widespread support from the local population. Unfortunately, viagra order President Obama ignored that promise and designated a monument in San Juan County yesterday. But this is no time […]