Trump Administration Could Allow Commercial Fishing In Marine National Monument

Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument in Utah was established by President Bill Clinton in 1996

The memo was short on specifics. His administration had argued that past presidents had overreached in their application of the Antiquities Act, a 1906 law passed during the presidency of Theodore Roosevelt, which allows presidents to create national monuments from federal lands.

Named for a ghost-town mining site near the confluence of the Colorado and Virgin rivers, the monument covers 464 square miles (1,202 square kilometers) of scenic land northeast of Lake Mead.

The memo suggests locals worry that the national parks distinction, made in August 2016, will bar those activities on those lands. "It provides ecological benefits to ecoregions all around it".

Zinke suggested altering management of the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks monument - including an area containing the Potrillo Mountains - partly to address concerns about securing the USA border with Mexico. "It would be outrageous", Willis said.

Presidents Clinton and Obama respectively created the Grand Staircase-Escalante and Bears Ears monuments.

"You can't pick and choose what laws you want to follow when it comes to public lands management", Pedery said, "The idea that we're going to fund county government through essentially strip-mining public lands sounds absurd to people who moved to OR because of our natural amenities". Notably, the monument is near the home of Cliven Bundy, the scofflaw rancher who led an armed standoff with federal officials.

If the president adopts the recommendations, it would ease some of the worst fears of his opponents, who warned that vast public lands and marine areas could be lost to states or private interests. The report dismisses attendees of public hearings associated with recent monument designations as "advocates organized by non-governmental organizations (NGO) to promote monument designations", and discounts most public comments received over the past few months as "form comments associated with NGO-organized campaigns".

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Monday was the 21st anniversary of the creation of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in Utah, but monument supporter Nicole Croft was in a less-than-celebratory mood. The memo states that instead of prohibiting commercial fishing, the government should allow it in the area under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, which is the primary law governing the U.S.'s marine fisheries and meant to prevent overfishing and guarantee a safe source of seafood. "That's the legal question, and our view is no", said Travis Joseph, president of the American Forest Resource Council, in an earlier interview with EarthFix. The document is titled "Final Report Summarizing Findings of the Review of Designations Under the Antiquities Act" but also contains a "Draft Deliberative - Not For Distribution" notation on the bottom of each page. However, he said, reconsideration of monument's expansion would be a positive step.

"The way that our country utilizes its cattle and beef industry has radically changed in the past 21 years", she said.

"We'd like to see grazing remain and we'd like to see people able to gather wood - Native Americans able to gather wood and herbs for medicinal purposes", Adams said.

Oregon's two Democratic U.S. senators, Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, said in a joint statement that the monument was expanded through "an extensive public process".

So far, most of President Trump's major achievements, such as they are, have consisted of simply canceling, delaying, or rolling back the accomplishments of his predecessor.

Conservationist groups slammed the recommendation, while fishing groups said they've been making the same proposal all along. The review recommends revising six national monument boundaries but does not say by how much or by what precise criteria.

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