Legislators Try To Block New National Monuments

Law360, New York (February 25, 2010, 1:08 PM EST) -- Federal lawmakers from Utah and Nevada have introduced legislation to make it illegal for the president to bypass Congress and designate national monuments in their home states, citing fears that new sites could harm local environmental and energy stakeholders' interests.

The three bills introduced in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives recently came in response to a leaked internal document from the U.S. Department of the Interior that indicated the agency was considering 14 spots in the Western U.S. as “good candidates” for national monument...
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