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The Latest On: National Monuments

December 4, 2017 | Legal Document

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument: Complaint For Injunctive And Declaratory Relief

This case challenges President Donald J. Trump’s unlawful December 4, 2017 proclamation that attempts to revoke monument status and protections from roughly half of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument (the Monument), which was designated in 1996 pursuant to the Antiquities Act of 1906. President Trump’s unlawful proclamation would replace the Monument in large part with three separate, significantly smaller units.

November 28, 2017 | Legal Document

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.