10 Dec '17, 2pm

National Monuments At Risk

When President Theodore Roosevelt signed the Antiquities Act into law in 1906, he established a legal framework for the protection of national treasures. The law gives presidents the power to designate monuments on federal lands and waters—an authority granted by Congress that has for more than a century protected landscapes of extraordinary cultural, scientific and ecological value. U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Teddy Roosevelt, 1915. Every president since—with the exception of Presidents Nixon, Reagan and George H.W. Bush—has used the Antiquities Act to protect iconic places. The law has also been used to protect cultural heritage sites—from Stonewall to Birmingham to Cesar Chavez’s family home—and tell the more complete story of our nation. Today, the White House has painted a bull’s eye on 27 national monuments. Any executive order revoking or diminishing a national mon...

Full article: https://earthjustice.org/features/national-monuments?auto...

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