National Monuments

Patagonia, outdoor retailers fight Trump on US monuments

SALT LAKE CITY/December 8, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — Outdoor clothing giant Patagonia and other retailers have jumped into a legal and political battle over President Donald Trump’s plan to shrink two sprawling Utah national monuments, a fight that would scare off most companies but galvanizes customers of outdoor brands that value environmental activism. Patagonia filed a … Continue reading Patagonia, outdoor retailers fight Trump on US monuments

The Latest: Zinke strikes back at Patagonia on monuments

SALT LAKE CITY/December 5, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s decision to shrink two national monuments in Utah (all times local): 1:50 p.m. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is strongly disputing a claim by outdoor retailer Patagonia that President Donald Trump “stole” public land by shrinking two national monuments in Utah. Zinke calls … Continue reading The Latest: Zinke strikes back at Patagonia on monuments

Trump takes rare step to reduce 2 national monuments in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY/December 4, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — President Donald Trump on Monday took the rare step of scaling back two sprawling national monuments in Utah, declaring that “public lands will once again be for public use” in a move cheered by Republican leaders who lobbied him to undo protections they considered overly broad. The decision … Continue reading Trump takes rare step to reduce 2 national monuments in Utah

Monument review includes oceans, tribal lands and Sequoias

SALT LAKE CITY/June 13, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — President Donald Trump’s call to review 27 national monuments established by three former presidents put in limbo protections on large swaths of land home to ancient cliff dwellings, towering sequoia trees, deep canyons and ocean habitats where seals, whales and sea turtles roam. Trump and other critics say … Continue reading Monument review includes oceans, tribal lands and Sequoias

Trump: national monuments a ‘massive federal land grab’

WASHINGTON/April 26, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday directing his interior secretary to review the designation of dozens of national monuments on federal lands, as he singled out “a massive federal land grab” by the Obama administration. It was yet another executive action from a president trying to rack up … Continue reading Trump: national monuments a ‘massive federal land grab’