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Trump Plans "Review" of Recent National Monument Designations

Austin Cope
Creative Commons

Donald Trump is set to order a review of all national-monument designations for the past 21 years to see whether their size follows the intent of the 1906 Antiquities Act.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports the president will sign an executive order on Wednesday directing the Interior Department to scrutinize the past two decades’ proclamations, which include Grand Staircase-Escalante in 1996, Canyons of the Ancients in 2000, and Bears Ears in 2016. Utah officials are pushing hard for the administration to revoke or shrink Bears Ears and Grand Staircase.

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