Stories tagged: national monuments
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 11, 2017, 12:47 p.m.
Tribes: Monument co-management proposal is slap in the face
President Donald Trump’s decision to drastically reduce and break up a national monument in Utah wasn’t the only blow Native American tribes say they were dealt last week.
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 8, 2017, 3:36 p.m.
Patagonia, outdoor retailers fight Trump on U.S. monuments
Outdoor clothing giant Patagonia and other retailers have jumped into a legal and political battle over President Donald Trump’s plan to shrink two sprawling Utah national monuments, a fight that …
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 8:46 p.m.
Lawsuits address whether presidents can modify monuments
A flurry of lawsuits challenging President Donald Trump’s decision to chop up two large national monuments in Utah could finally bring an answer to the much-debated question of whether presidents …
Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 5 a.m.
Zinke backs shrinking more national monuments, shifting management of 10 others
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Tuesday called on President Donald Trump to shrink a total of four national monuments and change the way six other land and marine sites are …
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 5, 2017, 4:46 p.m.
Interior head says Patagonia claim about public land ‘a lie’
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Tuesday accused outdoor retailer Patagonia of lying when it said that President Donald Trump “stole your land” by shrinking two national monuments in Utah by …
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 5, 2017, 8:40 p.m.
Tribes: Trump’s monument order disrespects native people
President Donald Trump’s rare move to shrink two large national monuments in Utah triggered another round of outrage among Native American leaders who vowed to unite and take the fight …
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 4, 2017, 9:41 p.m.
Trump signs proclamation to scale back two national monuments
President Donald Trump signed a proclamation Monday to scale back two sprawling national monuments in Utah, pledging to “reverse federal overreach and restore the rights of this land to your …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 30, 2017, 12:50 p.m.
Trump expected to shrink 2 Utah monuments by two-thirds
Newly leaked documents show President Donald Trump will announce plans to shrink two sprawling Utah national monuments by nearly two-thirds.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 16, 2017, 10:35 p.m.
Justice Department won’t release national monument documents
Federal officials said they don’t have to provide an Idaho environmental law firm with documents possibly outlining legal justifications for President Donald Trump to shrink national monuments because they’re protected …
Tue., Nov. 14, 2017, 5:06 p.m.
Trump expected to significantly reduce 2 Utah monuments
President Donald Trump is expected to significantly downsize two sprawling Utah national monuments that protect more than 3 million acres of the state’s red rock country, Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch’s …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 2, 2017, 10:10 p.m.
Groups sue for details on Trump plan for national monuments
Environmentalists have sued the administration of President Donald Trump seeking to pry loose details of its plan to shrink some national monuments and open protected areas to more resource development.
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 27, 2017, 5:30 p.m.
Utah senator: Trump shrinking 2 national monuments in Utah
President Donald Trump is shrinking two national monuments in Utah, accepting the recommendation of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to reverse protections established by two Democratic presidents to more than 3.6 …
Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 2:17 p.m.
House GOP moves to revamp law on national monuments
House Republicans are moving to revamp a century-old law used by presidents to protect millions of acres of federal land considered historic, geographically significant or culturally important.
Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 1:30 p.m.
Interior Secretary Zinke calls his staff disloyal in speech to oil industry
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke walked into a big gathering of the National Petroleum Council on Monday already facing at least two government probes for his management of the department’s workforce …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 18, 2017, 5:16 p.m.
Interior chief urges shrinking 4 national monuments in West
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is recommending that four large national monuments in the West be reduced in size, potentially opening up hundreds of thousands of acres of land revered for …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 9:34 p.m.
Changes coming to U.S. protected lands, but details unknown
Tribes, ranchers and conservationists know that none of the national monuments ordered reviewed by President Donald Trump will be eliminated, but the changes in store for the sprawling land and …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 3:12 p.m.
Zinke won’t eliminate any national monuments
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced Thursday he won’t seek to rescind any national monuments carved from the wilderness and oceans by past presidents. But he said he will press for …
Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
Groups make last-minute push to save national monument areas
The Trump administration this spring ordered a review 27 national monuments declared by former presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama under the 1906 Antiquities Act.
UPDATED: Thu., July 13, 2017, 10:28 p.m.
Zinke recommends no changes to Idaho, Washington monuments
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says that Craters of the Moon National Monument in Idaho and the Hanford Reach National Monument in Washington are no longer under review for possible modification …
Wed., May 10, 2017, 2:33 p.m.
Trump takes aim at western monuments with oil riches
Bears Ears National Monument in Utah boasts stretches of red-and-yellow sandstone so brilliant they appear to be ablaze and rock structures so precarious they appear to defy gravity.
UPDATED: Sun., May 7, 2017, 9:52 p.m.
U.S. interior secretary Zinke starts Utah red rocks monuments review
U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke started a four-day Utah trip Sunday to assess whether 3.2 million acres of national monuments in the state’s southern red rock region should be scaled …
UPDATED: Wed., April 26, 2017, 9:56 p.m.
Trump orders review of national monuments
President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday instructing Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to review any national monument created since Jan. 1, 1996, that spans at least 100,000 acres in …
UPDATED: Thu., April 13, 2017, 11 p.m.
Democrats pressure Trump to keep national monuments
Western Democrats are pressuring President Donald Trump not to rescind land protections put in place by President Barack Obama, including Utah’s Bears Ears National Monument.
Wed., Nov. 13, 2013
Obama may bypass Congress to create national monuments
SAN FRANCISCO – Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said she will recommend that President Barack Obama act alone if necessary to create new national monuments and sidestep a gridlocked Congress that …
Sun., April 7, 2013
San Juan Islands high on everyone’s list, including Obama’s
Washington’s San Juan Islands are among the hottest items in the world of recreational travel this year. In recent months, standouts among the 28 islands and some 400 more rocks …
Sun., Nov. 4, 2012
New national monument honors military service canines
LOS ANGELES — The act of Congress is in the books, the bills are paid, the sculptures are being cast, and one of the biggest parades in the world will …
Sun., July 22, 2012, 8:38 a.m.
Climbers attracted to volcano that lost its top
Ah, Mount St. Helens. I’ve written hundreds of stories about it, explored the trails around it on foot, skis and mountain bike; and climbed it 10 times, if I can …
Sun., Aug. 29, 2010
Ranchers plan to fight proposed monuments
LEWISTOWN, Mont. – Ranchers in eastern Montana are digging in for what they said Friday would be a protracted fight against a tentative Interior Department proposal to designate more than …