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The Latest On: National Monuments

June 21, 2019 | Legal Document

Cadiz Pipeline and Mojave Trails National Monument: Decision on Motion for Summary Judgment

The 2017 Determination was contrary to law and failed to explain its reversal from the 2015 Determination. The 2017 Determination therefore violated the APA. As such, the Court would DENY Defendants’ motions for summary judgment, and GRANT Plaintiffs’ motions for summary judgment to the extent they attacked the 2017 Determination. The Court would remand the matter to the BLM forthwith.

April 2, 2019 | Legal Document

Legal Document: Federal Judge Upholds Expansion of Ecological Wonder Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument

A federal judge rejects Murphy Timber’s challenge to President Obama’s expansion of Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument in 2017. The judge rules there was no dispute that President Obama acted within his authority when expanding the national monument and that there was no irreconcilable conflict between the Antiquities Act and the Oregon and California Lands Act.

March 12, 2019 | In the News: Associated Press

Trump’s National Monument Changes Return to Spotlight

Heidi McIntosh, Managing Attorney, Earthjustice Rocky Mountain office: the lack of an outcome for so many monuments “raises questions if this was really about abuses they saw in monument designations or whether it was really more of a political deal that he had made with the Utah senators?”

November 15, 2018 | Feature

Insider Briefing: After the Elections, What Comes Next?

Earthjustice Policy & Legislative staff discuss the results of the 2018 midterm election and what they mean for our environment, our health, and the future of our planet; what comes next in the fight to defend our democracy; and the public’s ability to seek justice in a court of law.

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