Tom McClintock

Interior Department identifies 'a handful' of national monuments to shrink in its report to Trump

Interior Department identifies 'a handful' of national monuments to shrink in its report to Trump

The White House is getting ready to move on a contentious plan to shrink national monuments in the West, which could involve the redrawing of borders at several that are home to unique geological formations, rare archaeological artifacts and pristine landscapes.

The blueprint delivered to President Trump on Thursday by the Department of Interior — but not yet shared with the public — represents an unprecedented effort to roll back protections on federal land.

Even before its release, state attorneys general, environmental groups and Native Americans have put the administration on notice that acting on it would be illegal.

The plan sent to the White House does not include...

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