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Position on H.R. 4532, Shash Jáa National Monument and Indian Creek National Monument Act
The National Parks Conservation Association submitted the following position to the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources Federal Lands Subcommittee ahead of a hearing scheduled for January 9, 2018.
H.R. 4532: Shash Jaa National Monument and Indian Creek National Monument Act
This bill, introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Rep. John Curtis (R-UT), builds on President Trump’s reduction of Bears Ears National Monument (BENM) and creates a tribally co-managed national monument in Utah.
Presidential Authority to Revoke or Reduce National Monument Designations
The Antiquities Act of 1906 grants the president the power to designate national monuments in order to protect historic landmarks and structures. Pursuant to this power, a president has the corresponding power to revoke ...
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 ...
The President Has No Power Unilaterally to Abolish or Materially Change a National Monument Designation Under the Antiquities Act of 1906
We (Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer) have been asked by our client, National Parks Conservation Association, whether a sitting President may unilaterally abolish or materially change a national monument that was established ...