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Bears Ears Controversy: Presidential Proclamation -- Establishment of the Bears Ears National Monument
In this proclamation, the Office of the Press Secretary under the Barack Obama administration establishes Bears Ears National Monument.
Antiquities Act: Scope of Authority for Modification of National Monuments
(Congressional Research Service, 2016-11)
Beginning with President Theodore Roosevelt, Presidents have protected well over 100 areas under the Antiquities Act of 1906.1 These protected areas, totaling hundreds of millions of acres of land as well as large marine ...