Patagonia Expected To Sue Over Trump Order To Shrink National Monuments

Patagonia Expected To Sue Over Trump Order To Shrink National Monuments

Environmental and conservation groups and a coalition of tribes filed lawsuits Monday that ensure Trump's announcement is far from the final word in the yearslong battle over public lands in Utah and other Western states.

Earthjustice, which filed on behalf of ten groups including the Wilderness Society and the Natural Resources Defense Council, challenges the reduction of the Grand Staircase-Escalante Monument, according to AP. In the largest-ever reduction of a national monument, the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah is being shrunk by 85%.

Native American leaders say President Donald Trump's move to drastically shrink a Utah national monument is the president's second insult to native people in a week and an offense that tribes will unite to fight.

The new page prompts visitors to take action with Patagonia as they "stand alongside over 350 businesses, conservation groups and Native American tribes that have come together on this issue to protect public lands".

State officials said the protections were overly broad and closed off the area to energy development and other access.

President Trump signed an executive order in April directing Zinke to review the protections.

Both were among a group of 27 monuments that President Trump ordered Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to review this year. The White House didn't respond Monday to a CNN request for comment about legal action against Trump's decision.

The monument designated by President Bill Clinton in 1996 was almost 3,000 square miles (7,770 square kilometers).

Zinke accompanied Trump aboard Air Force One, as did Utah's Republican U.S. Sens. Orrin Hatch and Mike Lee.

3.67-million-year-old human ancestor 'Little Foot' goes on display
The Little Foot fossil is 3.67 million years old, making it South Africa's oldest virtually complete fossil of a human ancestor. The find reinforces the belief that South Africa was a major cradle of human evolution, featuring diverse hominid ancestors.

Mr Trump, for his part, justified his decision by returning to an old favorite: Washington overreach.

The laws states that once a president designates a piece of land a national monument, it can not be changed.

"My sense was more people who have a sense of the sacred and for spirituality need to go out and see this land, be on this land, be in communion with this land and the wildlife and everything that's around it and the local communities, because when you are in that place, there is no doubt it is an incredibly sacred and powerful place", Black said. The suit, which is likely to provoke a prolonged court battle, claims Trump can not legally revoke the land's monument status.

No president has tried to eliminate a monument, but some have reduced or redrawn the boundaries on 18 occasions, according to the National Park Service.

"Everybody, I think, wants some stability and certainty about what lands are protected and what lands are open to development going forward, and to have it bounce back and forth nearly like a ping pong ball would not be helpful", Keiter says. While past presidents have used the Antiquities Act to protect unique lands and cultural sites in America, Trump is instead mangling the law, opening this national monument to coal mining instead of protecting its scientific, historic, and wild heritage.

Under the law, presidents are supposed to reserve "the smallest area compatible with the proper care and management of the objects to be protected", but critics say some designations flout that small-scale approach.

Navajo Nation Attorney General Ethel Branch says only Congress has the ability to downsize a monument.

Zinke has also recommended to Trump that Nevada's Gold Butte and Oregon's Cascade-Siskiyou monuments be reduced in size, though details remain unclear.

Zinke also has recommended allowing logging at a newly designated monument in ME and urges more grazing, hunting and fishing at two sites in New Mexico.

Related Articles

  • Tesla (TSLA) Rating Lowered to Sell at Cann

    The average investment rating for TSLA on a scale of 1 to 5 (1 being a strong sell and 5 being a strong buy) is a 3.17 or a Hold. A number of research firms have issued reports on TSLA . (NASDAQ: TSLA ) earned "Buy" rating by Vetr on Monday, August 24.
    B'towners attend prayer meet in remembrance of Shashi Kapoor

    B'towners attend prayer meet in remembrance of Shashi Kapoor

    Rekha who did films like Musafir, Baseraa, Kalyug and Kali Ghata with Shashi kapoor was seen in white saree. Guests payed their respects as his popular song "Ek Raasta Hai Zindagi" played in the background.
    How Analysts Feel About Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE:ABX)?

    How Analysts Feel About Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE:ABX)?

    It also reduced Cadence Design System Inc (Call) (NASDAQ:CDNS) stake by 2.13 million shares and now owns 50,000 shares. The average 12 month target price among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the a year ago is C$26.17.
  • Budweiser maker Anheuser-Busch reserves 40 Tesla electric trucks

    Budweiser maker Anheuser-Busch reserves 40 Tesla electric trucks

    The stock has "Buy" rating by M Partners on Thursday, September 17. ( NASDAQ:LULU ), 21 have Buy rating , 2 Sell and 15 Hold. Berenberg Bank reiterated a "buy" rating on shares of Anheuser Busch Inbev in a research note on Wednesday, September 13th.

    Apple Pay Cash Now Available with Latest iOS Update

    Money can also be sent through Siri as the feature will ready Apple Pay Cash when dollar amounts are mentioned. Both parties to an Apple Pay Cash transaction must have the feature enabled on their iPhone or Apple Watch .

    Deal of the Day - Xiaomi Mi A1 At ₹12999

    The Mi A1 is powered by almost stock Android 7.1 Nougat, and Xiaomi has promised an Oreo update before the end of the year. Before you enroll for Beta testing, be mindful that Beta builds are unstable and prone to occasional bugs and crashes.
  • Has $472.11 Million Stake in American Electric Power Company Inc (AEP)

    Has $472.11 Million Stake in American Electric Power Company Inc (AEP)

    Novare Capital Management Llc sold 12,500 shares as the company's stock declined 7.64% while stock markets rallied. Almost 2.63 million shares were traded by the close, higher than its average daily volume of 2.13 million shares.
    Wembley given more Euro 2020 games

    Wembley given more Euro 2020 games

    UEFA also divided host cities into pairs, with each pair sharing matches in a given group. Each host nation that qualifies will be guaranteed two home matches in the group stage.
    Airline Crew Says They Saw North Korean Test Missile Re-Enter Atmosphere

    Airline Crew Says They Saw North Korean Test Missile Re-Enter Atmosphere

    The move was made as a response to the missile launch by North Korea into the Sea of Japan on 27th July. North Korea does not announce its tests beforehand unlike other countries.
  • Campbell & CO Investment Adviser LLC Takes Position in Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC)

    Campbell & CO Investment Adviser LLC Takes Position in Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC)

    Turning to Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC), its shares were trading at $64.54 a gain of $1.24, on the trading floor. The oil and gas company reported $1.77 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.48 by $0.29.
    Delhi Government Lifts All Exemptions Under Odd-Even Scheme

    Delhi Government Lifts All Exemptions Under Odd-Even Scheme

    Delhi government will not give any exemption to women when it implements the odd-even policy to combat pollution in the city. The change in the stance regarding the odd-even policy is, without doubt, the biggest highlight of the new action plan.
    This day in history: Pearl Harbor attacked

    This day in history: Pearl Harbor attacked

    The remains of numerous 1,177 USA military personnel who died aboard the Arizona are still inside the submerged wreck. It was the greatest loss of life ever in an attack on a US warship, the National Park Service says.