Monument review includes oceans, tribal lands and Sequoias
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Monument review includes oceans, tribal lands and Sequoias

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — President Donald Trump’s call to review 27 national monuments established by three former presidents put in limbo protections on large swaths of land home to ancient cliff dwellings, towering sequoia trees, deep canyons and ocean habitats where seals, whales and sea turtles roam. Trump and other critics say presidents have … Continue reading

Obama moves to protect 1.8 million acres of Calif. desert
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Obama moves to protect 1.8 million acres of Calif. desert

LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Barack Obama is granting national monument status to nearly 1.8 million acres of scenic Southern California desert, a move the White House says will maintain in perpetuity the region’s fragile ecosystem and natural resources, as well as provide recreational opportunities for hikers, campers, hunters and others. Obama, in California this … Continue reading