What's Next for the National Monuments?
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 658 , Segment 2
Episode: Brexit and the EU, Corn Cob Biochemicals, Syrian Children
- Oct 11, 2017 11:00 pm
- 31:22 mins
Guest: Robert Keiter, JD, Director of the Wallace Stegner Center for Land, Resources and the Environment, Wallace Stegner Professor of Law, S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah The US Secretary of the Interior – in an internal memo published by the Washington Post – is urging President Trump to shrink the boundaries of several national monuments designated by previous presidents. That includes two very controversial ones in Utah – the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, which was created more than 20 years ago, and the Bears Ears National Monument created just last year. Other national monuments on the list are recommended for changes that would allow mining or commercial fishing. President Trump has not said what he’ll do. The fact is, it’s not entirely clear what he can do where national monuments are concerned.