Selected editorials from Oregon newspapers:
The (Eugene) Register-Guard, Dec. 6, on a monumental mistake
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke recommended Tuesday that President Trump reduce the size of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument in Southern Oregon and three others, but didn't say by how much. The recommendation came the day after the president traveled to Utah to announce the shrinkage of two national monuments — one by half, the other by 85 percent. The actions threaten to make an important type of public land protection provisional, to the detriment of some of the nation's most important scenic, cultural and biological resources.