Fight over national monuments intensifiesBreaking News
tags: Theodore Roosevelt, national monuments, Trump, the Antiquities Act
Conservatives have opened a new front in the fight over the future of America’s national monuments.
House Republicans are moving forward with a bill to reform a century-old conservation law, raising the stakes in their ongoing effort to curtail the president's’ ability to set aside wide swaths of federal land as national monuments and protect them from future development.
The new legislation, from Rep. Rob Bishop (R-Utah), comes as the White House mulls reductions to several previously declared monuments. That’s an effort environmentalists consider an affront to the Antiquities Act, a law signed by conservation champion Theodore Roosevelt in 1906.
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