Zinke Advises Trump To Shrink Some Nat'l Monuments

Law360, New York (December 6, 2017, 7:59 PM EST) -- Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Tuesday released the recommendations he gave the White House that said past administrations had abused their power to designate national monuments and advised shrinking some of them, publishing the advice a day after President Donald Trump slashed the size of two monuments in Utah.

In response to Trump’s April executive order that asked for the analysis, Zinke’s 20-page report reviewed Antiquities Act designations made by presidents since 1996 that were larger than 100,000 acres. The review said that contrary to assertions...
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