Heidi McIntosh, Managing Attorney, Rocky Mountain Office, Earthjustice: "The Antiquities Act was really a one-way designation authority that allows the president to designate monuments, but it doesn't grant the president any authority to reverse the designations of his predecessors. When [the president] exercises his power, he's standing in the shoes of Congress. In the same way a president can't, on his own, mend or revoke acts of Congress, he can't go back and amend or revoke monuments, either."
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Robin Cooley, Staff Attorney, Earthjustice: "The counties have this idea that BLM can't manage lands to protect their wilderness characteristics or even consider them in making decisions. That is just not the law."
Ted Zukoski, Staff Attorney, Earthjustice: “[The increase in dead trees] is just another piece of evidence the climate is changing and that it is having dramatic impacts. We need to take strong action to address it.”