Coalition Letter to President-Elect Trump on “The Antiquities Act” and National Monument Designations

Coalition Letter to President-Elect Trump on “The Antiquities Act” and National Monument Designations

The designation of lands as national monuments or similar designation without input from communities impacted by the decision can lead and in fact has led to devastating reductions in economic activity and the loss of jobs in resource-dependent communities. Over the last eight years, the Obama Administration has used the authority provided by the Antiquities Act to lock up millions of acres of land from multiple-use by designating land as national monuments. In fact, President Obama has proclaimed more new national monuments than any other president in U.S. history.

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