Zinke, Patagonia Trade Harsh Words Over National Monuments
07 December, 2017, 18:00 | Author: Wade Massey
With moremonuments potentially on the chopping block, what happens now with Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante will set the tone for the future of protecting land in the United States, and the power that a president can yield in privatizing them. The suit, which is likely to provoke a prolonged court battle, claims Trump can not legally revoke the land's monument status.
A coalition of the Hopi, Ute Indian, Ute Mountain Ute, Zuni tribes and Navajo Nation sued late Monday to challenge the Bears Ears reduction. The lawsuit argues that Trump exceeded his authority by overturning congressional legislation that added land to the monument after Clinton's initial declaration.
I've reduced the size of the monuments "because some people think that the natural resources of Utah should be controlled by a small handful of very distant bureaucrats located in Washington".
Outside Trump's announcement Monday, roughly 3,000 protesters lined up near the state Capitol.
"Your timeless bond with the outdoors should not be replaced with the whims of regulators thousands and thousands of miles away", President Trumpsaid.
Grand Staircase-Escalante will be reduced from almost 1.9 million acres (nearly 3,000 square miles) to 1 million acres (1,569 square miles).
Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, designated in 1996 by President Bill Clinton, will be reduced from almost 1.9 million acres (nearly 3,000 square miles) to 1,003,863 acres (1,569 square miles). In April he ordered Zinke to identify which of 27 monuments designated by past presidents should be rescinded or resized.
Utah's state House of Representatives passed a resolution this year urging that the state try to buy the Bears Ears National Monument from the federal government and manage it itself. Hatch and other state Republican leaders pushed Trump to launch the review, saying the monuments designated by the former Democratic presidents locked up too much federal land.
The reasoning behind the move is to designate as protected "the smallest area compatible with the protection of the objects of scientific or historic interest", and the proclamation also opens the newly public lands to "disposition under all laws relating to mineral and geothermal leasing; and location, entry, and patent under the mining laws".
Trump painted the decision as giving government-held land back to communities and ending Washington overreach.
"Public lands will once again be for public use", Trump said to cheers.
Hatch, who introduced President Trump, said that when "you talk, this president listens" and that President Trump promised to help him with "federal overreach".
In a statement Monday, Heidi McIntosh from Earthjustice's Rocky Mountains office said: "President Trump has perpetrated a awful violation of America's public lands and heritage by going after this dinosaur treasure trove". In the largest-ever reduction of a national monument, the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah is being shrunk by 85%. Elizabeth Warren, a Massachusetts Democrat he has derisively nicknamed "Pocahontas" for her claim to have Native American heritage.
"The goal of the designations had been to convert multiple-use public lands into de facto national parks and wilderness areas, preventing traditional uses such as recreation, grazing, and any other economic uses of natural resources", says R.J. Smith, a senior fellow at the D.C. -based National Center for Public Policy Research. "The Bears Ears Monument is of critical importance, not only to the Navajo Nation, but to many tribes in the region", Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye said in a statement to the press.
Zinke, a former Republican congressman from Montana, spoke on a call with reporters on Tuesday.
The call for a new approach to prosecutions reflects the dim prospect of charges through the International Criminal Court. But it is considered highly unlikely that China, a major investor and trading partner for Myanmar, would agree.
Substitute Sergio Aguero converted City's stoppage-time consolation from the penalty spot after Fred's foul on Brahim Diaz. Italian side Napoli took third spot after a 2-1 defeat at rock bottom Feyenoord.
The body for the aluminum device is to be made by Casetek, which is a Pegatron subsidiary, according to the sources. This is in spite of Apple's decision to move forward with OLED screens for its flagship handsets.
There is an exchange offer worth Rs18,000 on older smartphones, but it's valid only on high-end models such as iPhone 7 Plus. That makes the Google Pixel 2 an exciting option for many, especially if you've waited for a discount all this while.
Reuters' sources said that ex-CEO Travis Kalanick was aware of both the breach and payment when he led the company. In addition, most rewards - even for the most critical issues - rarely earn bug bounty hunters such an amount.
Each country has its own lists (except for the iBooks Store), and we're here focusing on the top charts in India and the US. In the US, Calm has emerged as the iPhone app of the year, while Affinity Photo has surfaced as the iPad app of the year.
They had reconciled at some point before his death, but David revealed he wasn't present during her formative years. Katie Cassidy was left out of David Cassidy's last will and testament, which was originally written in 2004.
State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert has said Feltman is not visiting Pyongyang on behalf of Washington. North Korea invited Feltman for a "policy dialogue" when Ri was in NY in September for the U.N.
The actor was cremated with state funeral and a three-gun salute in the presence of his family members and film fraternity. Shashi Kapoor's children - Sanjana, Kunal and Karan Kapoor - were pictured welcoming the guests.
UBS set a $105.00 price target on Microsoft and gave the company a "buy" rating in a research note on Thursday, November 9th. Oppenheimer set a $80.00 target price on Microsoft and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a report on Monday, September 25th.
In their engagement interview on Monday, Markle said she wanted to get to know the "different communities" which make up Britain. She will also become the fourth patron of the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry .
United States Steel Corporation (NYSE:X) Undervalued by 5.5%
United States Steel Corporation produces and sells flat-rolled and tubular steel products primarily in North America and Europe. COPYRIGHT VIOLATION WARNING: This piece of content was originally posted by Week Herald and is the property of of Week Herald.
Nigerian Army sacks Boko Haram war commander
The former theatre commander, who was deployed to Army Headquarters, is to now serve as deputy Chief of Policy and Planning. Usman said: "It is true that a new commander has been appointed for Operation Lafiya Dole ".
Matt Lauer is 'broken and ashamed' following 'Today' firing
Lauer who is being accused of sexual harassment or assault allegations reportedly signed a $20 million dollar contract past year . There are, of course, other options, such as Willie Geist , who often serves as a fill-in anchor on the show.