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The Latest On: National Monuments

June 25, 2018 | Legal Document

Earthjustice FOIA national monuments record #2

Forwarded email dated July 05, 2017 from Senior Advisor of DOI Doug Domenech re: Subject line: "From American Samoa" attachment "03.07.17_ltr_to_potus_re_monuments.pdf"

June 25, 2018 | Legal Document

Earthjustice FOIA national monuments record #1

Email dated June 08, 2017 re: documents for the monument reviews - a draft economic report on Bears Ears, and a draft interim report on the overall review process.

April 16, 2018 | Article

Trump’s Monumental Deception Unravels

Thousands of pages of Interior Department documents show that mining and drilling interests were at the center of Trump’s attack on national monuments.

February 28, 2018 | Legal Document

Amended Cadiz Complaint

Conservation and health-safety groups have filed suit in federal court challenging the Trump administration’s approval of an enormous groundwater-mining and pipeline project in Southern California. The Cadiz water project, approved without environmental review, includes the construction of a pipeline through the Mojave Trails National Monument and other public lands in the area.

February 18, 2018 | In the News: The Hill

Trump’s National Monument Rollbacks Take Effect

Heidi McIntosh, Managing Attorney, Earthjustice: “The most important immediate change is that the lands will once again be available for mining prospectors to get out on federal public lands and stake mining claims.”

December 14, 2017 | Feature

Defending Bears Ears

We cannot let Bears Ears become the testing ground for dismantling the Antiquities Act. This national monument—and the more than one hundred others—are part of what make this land great.

December 7, 2017 | Case

Defending Our National Monuments

National monuments are unique among the special and protected land designations on federal public lands, because they are created pursuant to a special, but narrow, grant of authority to the president to regulate federal public lands.

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