6 months ago
The next time you visit one of these national monuments below, it could just be a pretty vista, devoid of federal support.
Per the Wall Street Journal, President Trump recently signed an executive order instructing the Department of the Interior to “review” a number of federally designated national monuments, all of which would’ve been “created or expanded on or after January 1, 1996.”
Here are a list of the national monuments that are in danger of losing their designation:
-Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments in Utah (see above);
-Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks (see above) and Rio Grande del Norte National Monuments in New Mexico;
-Canyons of the Ancients National Monument in Colorado (see above);
-Ironwood Forest, Grand Canyon-Parashant, Sonoran Desert, and Vermilion Cliffs (see above) National Monuments in Arizona;
-Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument in Montana (see above);
-Basin and Range, and Gold Butte (see above) National Monuments in Nevada;
-San Gabriel Mountains (see above), Carrizo Plain, Sand to Snow, Berryessa Snow Mountain, Mojave Trails, and Giant Sequoia National Monuments in California;
-Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument in the Atlantic Ocean (see above);
-Hanford Reach National Monument in Washington (see above):
-Rose Atoll Marine (see above), Papahānaumokuākea Marine, Mariana Trench Marine, and Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monuments in the Pacific Ocean.