Worldwide

Last Chance For Public Comment on Review of National Monuments

Last Chance For Public Comment on Review of National Monuments”

Monday marks the deadline to weigh in on the federal government's review of the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument.

Comments about the monuments have mainly been positive, the National Resources Council of ME said, and some Mainers who previously opposed the monument now support it.

After President Donald Trump ordered a review of national monuments this past April, Courthouse News embarked on an in-depth series of features investigating how communities across the country are reacting to the news that their protected oceans, forests and deserts may be targeted for closure or reduction.

"The Antiquities Act is really responsible for creating some of our best known national parks whether it's the Statue of Liberty or the Grand Canyon". "So any effort to undermine this act or question the sites that it has honored and protected is really an insult to our national heritage".

The order demands that the Department of the Interior review monuments created by the Antiquities Act-by both Democratic and Republican presidents-since 1996. The move eventually could open up surrounding lands to oil and gas exploration. "In particular, we hope that the administration will abandon Secretary Zinke's recommendation to revoke portions of the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah, which provides protection to sites and artifacts that are sacred to the five tribal nations that requested monument status for that area".

Close to 1.5 million people nationally already have made their voices heard.



Like this

loading...
loading...

Latest


12 April 2018
New Jersey Looking Towards Sports Betting
New Jersey has demonstrated recently that financial returns from legalising gambling, in particular online gambling can be huge . As of April 2018 New Jersey have spent a massive $7.2M dollars in the fight to legalise sports betting within the state borders.

11 July 2017
Dublin Airport: Record June As Passenger Numbers Reach 2.9 Million
Passenger numbers at Dublin Airport reached 2.9 million in June, which was a 6% increase on the same month a year ago . Nearly 804,000 additional passengers have been welcomed at Dublin Airport in the first six months of the year.

11 July 2017
5 independent judges confirm decision for Horn over Pacquiao
The WBO have released a statement following their official review into the decision of the Jeff Horn-Manny Pacquiao fight . Pacquiao was unanimously outpointed in Brisbane last week as 29-year-old Horn won his first world title .

11 July 2017
Dimensional Fund Advisors LP Raises Position in Boston Properties, Inc. (BXP)
Eam Invsts Limited Liability Company holds 0.51% in Aerie Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:AERI) or 100,759 shares. Geode Capital Management LLC raised its position in shares of Boston Properties by 8.0% in the first quarter.

11 July 2017
Hi-Crush Partners (HCLP) Receives Daily Media Impact Rating of 0.20
On September 28 the stock rating was upgraded from "Sell" to "Neutral" with a current price target of $15.00 in a report from UBS. The indicator is non-directional meaning that it gauges trend strength whether the stock price is trending higher or lower.

11 July 2017
Toddler Siblings Dead From Possible Asthma Attacks In The Bronx
An autopsy on the child later determined that the girl died from severe trauma to her stomach, law-enforcement sources said. The boyfriend and the mum called 911, and emergency crews then rushed the tots to Montefiore Medical Center.

11 July 2017
Joey Chestnut Says The Hot Dog Is Not A Sandwich
He spent eight consecutive years as the undefeated hot dog eating champion of the world, and is the current champion. A hot dog is a perfectly fine food, but as Chestnut says, it just doesn't fit the specs as a traditional sandwich.

11 July 2017
New Pokémon Movie Rewrites History, Ditches Brock And Misty
It's worth noting that not all of the established characters from the Indigo League era have been replaced for the new movie. As two gym leaders - and then later friends of Ash - they appeared in dozens of episodes and several feature-length movies.

11 July 2017
WMS Partners LLC Has $223000 Position in Time Warner Inc. (NYSE:TWX)
The media conglomerate reported $1.66 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.44 by $0.22. The New York Times Company is a media firm focused on creating, collecting and distributing news and information.

11 July 2017
Nevada's Corbett nominated for Good Works Team
The winners will be selected by a panel consisting of former members of the Good Works team and college football media members. Archie also recorded five tackles for loss, three pass breakups, one sack, one interception and one forced fumble.