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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 some boundary changes and left open the possibility of allowing drilling, mining or other industries on the sites.

Zinke: no national monuments to be eliminated, but some could be altered

PUBLIC LANDS – After a four-month review ordered by the Trump administration and millions of public comments, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said he’s recommending that none of 27 national monuments designated in remote and often pristine landscapes and ocean be eliminated. But there would be...

Most-endangered national monuments listed as Zinke ends review

PUBLIC LANDS -- The fate of about 14 revered federal public land monuments could be revealed this week as Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke concludes his review of 27 national monuments that were declared by presidents Obama, Bush and Clinton. Zinke already has announced that he...

Zinke: no changes to Idaho, Washington monuments

Craters of the Moon National Monument in Idaho and the Hanford Reach National Monument in Washington state are no longer under review for possible modification, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Thursday. The monuments were among 27 covered by President Donald Trump’s April executive order calling for a review of monuments created since 1996.

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 of their protected status.

Zinke recommends no changes to Craters of the Moon monument, based on local input

Craters of the Moon National Monument in Idaho and the Hanford Reach National Monument in Washington state are no longer under review for possible modification, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Thursday. The monuments were among 27 covered by President Donald Trump's April executive order calling for a review of monuments created since 1996...

Zinke asks Trump to scale back Bears Ears National Monument

PUBLIC LANDS -- Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has recommended President Trump “revise the existing boundaries” of the Bears Ears National Historic Monument and call on Congress to dictate the terms of how parts of the area should be managed, The Washington Post reports today. Some...

US cattle grazing plan for Idaho monument draws criticism

Federal officials have released a cattle grazing plan for central Idaho's Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve that immediately came under fire from an environmental group. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management's Final Environmental Impact Statement released Friday allows cattle grazing on nearly all of the roughly 275,000 acres...

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 a move he said would “end another egregious use of government power.”

Obama designates national monuments in Utah, Nevada

PUBLIC LANDS – President Barack Obama designated two national monuments today totaling 1.65 million acres at sites in Utah and Nevada that have become key flashpoints over use of public land in the U.S. West. The are: Bears Ears National Monument, 1.35 million acres in...