06 Dec '17, 4pm

NPCA president Theresa Pierno has 7 things she'd like to teach @realDonaldTrump about national monuments.

Earlier this week, President Trump issued two proclamations to remove federal protections from roughly 2 million acres in Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments — the largest reduction of public lands protections in U.S. history. #{image.caption} The Metate Arch in Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, 2015. camera icon Photo © Rinus Baak/Dreamstime. I watched his speech and read his proclamations — and here are 7 things I think the president needs to know about national monuments. Take Action Stand Up for Our National Monuments! Urge your members of Congress to stand up to the Trump administration’s order to slash protections for Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments. Take Action 1. The president does not have legal authority to abolish national monuments or remove their legal protections. The Antiquities Act grants a pres...

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