UC Hastings law professor emeritus and former Interior Department Solicitor John Leshy talks about the Antiquities Act and a strange ruling from the U.S. Court of Claims
In this episode of Go West, Young Podcast, a conversation with scientist Michelle Elise Spicer, who studies the effects of deer overpopulation and logging on forest biodiversity. Spicer works out of Dr. Walter Carson’s lab at the University of Pittsburgh. Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play Also mentioned in this episode: The Zinke Doctrine
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OCTOBER 27, 2017 President bows to anti-public lands politicians in Utah DENVER—Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) said today that President Trump called him to announce his intent to shrink Bears Ears National Monument in Utah. In response, the Center for Western Priorities released the following statement from Deputy Director Greg Zimmerman: “President Trump and his administration […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OCTOBER 25, 2017 The Zinke Doctrine Comes Into Focus DENVER—The Department of the Interior has sent a draft 5-year strategic plan to the White House, first reported by The Nation. The strategic plan scrubs any mention of climate change and sets a goal for privatizing national park operations, while prioritizing extraction of publicly-owned resources. In […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OCTOBER 19, 2017 DENVER—The United States Senate tonight passed a budget resolution that could grease the skids for the largest sell-off of American public lands in our lifetimes. The resolution provides instructions to the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee to pursue fast-track legislation to raise a billion dollars in new revenue within the committee to offset proposed […]
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Congressman Bishop’s attack on the Antiquities Act is not a serious piece of legislation. It’s a manifesto put forward by the most anti-park members of Congress in American history.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OCTOBER 10, 2017 DENVER—The U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources will consider a bill on Wednesday that would gut the Antiquities Act, the law responsible for protecting some of America’s most prized national parks and monuments. The bill—HR 3990, the “National Monument Creation and Protection Act”—is one of the most extreme attacks on America’s […]
In an administration that’s famous for its love of “alternative facts,” Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is quickly earning a reputation as one of the most egregious purveyors of misleading statements and outright lies. (We’ve counted more than 30 in his 19-page memo to President Trump on national monuments.) Over the weekend, while most news outlets […]
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Utah Congressman Rob Bishop, chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee, has made no secrets about his disdain for America’s...
Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) said Friday that President Trump had called him to announce his intent to dramatically shrink Bears...
More than six months into Secretary Ryan Zinke’s tenure at the Interior Department, we’re getting a clear picture of what...