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March 20, 2017 | In the News: E&E News

Smaller Bears Ears Monument Could Trigger Legal Battle

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."

January 30, 2017 | Fact Sheet

America’s Deep Sea Treasures: The Northeast Canyons And Seamounts Marine National Monument

Located about 150 miles off the coast of Cape Cod and approximately the size of Connecticut, the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument is the first and only marine national monument off the continental United States. Learn about the biodiversity hotspot, and why this ecological necessity must be safeguarded from threats.

December 28, 2016 | In the News: Deseret News

Fight On Over Bears Ears Monument In Utah

Heidi McIntosh, Managing Attorney, Earthjustice: "Challenging a national monument is extraordinarily difficult. The Utah Association of Counties and others who challenged the designation of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument found that out."

September 14, 2015 | Article

A Monumental Opportunity for Ocean Protection

Members of the public are urging President Obama to protect New England’s Caches Ledge and “Grand Canyons” and seamounts by declaring them a National Marine Monument.

May 22, 2014 | Article

New Mexico's New Monument

President Obama designated half-a-million acres of Chihuahuan desert ecosystem as the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument.

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