The Latest On: National Monuments
Paul Achitoff, Managing Attorney, Earthjustice: “The real question is whether President Trump can unilaterally undesignate them; no president has ever succeeded in doing that and I don’t believe he would succeed if he tries to do it in this case.”
Kristen Boyles, Staff Attorney, Earthjustice: “There is huge public support for this monument from the local communities and state ... This monument doesn’t fit the pattern of the DOI review, and yet here we are because of one industry that has a very narrow view of how federal lands should be managed.”
Raúl Garcia, Legislative Counsel, Earthjustice: “He’s persistent, but incredibly ineffective.”
Tracy Coppola, Senior Legislative Counsel, Earthjustice: "There are industry interests that are chomping at the bit to tear apart this land. Certainly, what the president and his administration wasn't looking at was, all the folks on the ground and of course the historic partnership of the intertribal coalition that wanted to see this land protected."
Heidi McIntosh, Managing Attorney, Earthjustice: “No president has made even minor boundary adjustments since Kennedy in 1964.”
Kristen Boyles, Staff Attorney, Earthjustice: "It's obvious the goal is to serve private interests over the public good."