Arrow-right Camera

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Thursday, November 14, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Fog 33° Fog


Everything tagged

Sort by:

Stories tagged: national monuments

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 23, 2019

Plan allows drilling, grazing near national monument in Utah

A new U.S. government management plan unveiled Friday clears the way for coal mining and oil and gas drilling on land that used to be off limits as part of …

Trump administration officials dismissed benefits of national monuments

In a quest to shrink national monuments last year, senior Interior Department officials dismissed evidence that these public lands boosted tourism and spurred archaeological discoveries, according to documents the department …

UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 11, 2017

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

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

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 …

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

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

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

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

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

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 …

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

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

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 …

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.

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

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

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

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 …

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

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 …

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

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

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

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.

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …