Articles tagged “national monuments”

Months After Trump Shrunk Utah National Monument, Mining Is About to Begin

Months After Trump Shrunk Utah National Monument, Mining Is About to Begin

Ari Natter, Bloomberg

We already knew that mining on once-protected land was coming, but it's still a shock to those whose tourism businesses thrive on national parks, monuments, and other public lands.

5 months ago

U.S. Interior Secretary Makes Montana an Exception in Public Lands Debate

U.S. Interior Secretary Makes Montana an Exception in Public Lands Debate

Matthew Brown, Associated Press

The interior secretary is somehow endorsing both natural resources development and public lands conservation, but at the end of the day, many politicians will do anything to get reelected.

1 year ago

U.S. Interior Secretary Asks Trump for New Civil Rights National Monument

U.S. Interior Secretary Asks Trump for New Civil Rights National Monument

Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press

With national monument status, the Medgar Evers home could enjoy higher visitation and enrich Visit Mississippi's tourism assets, along with the forthcoming civil rights museum.

1 year ago

New Mexico Tells Trump Eliminating National Monuments Is a Bad Business Move

New Mexico Tells Trump Eliminating National Monuments Is a Bad Business Move

Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press

Someone will go home a loser in this fight, and many of New Mexico's elected officials are hoping that they're on the winning team as the decisions on review recommendations come down.

1 year ago

Trump’s Review of National Monuments May Hurt Tourist Destinations

Trump’s Review of National Monuments May Hurt Tourist Destinations

Matthew Daly and Jill Colvin, Associated Press

National parks and monuments are excellent tourism drivers in the American West. Exposing them to development not only hurts leisure visitation and preservation efforts, but repels meetings and conventions as we see in Utah. Removing the "national monument" designation from public land is basically unheard of.

2 years ago

Debate Is Raging over a Proposal to Designate Utah Land as a National Monument

Debate Is Raging over a Proposal to Designate Utah Land as a National Monument

Brady McCombs, Associated Press

Amidst the arguments over the bureaucracy and red tape that would come with a national monument designation of the Bears Ears area of Utah, everyone seems to agree on one thing: that the land needs to be preserved and protected somehow.

2 years ago