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Heckuva Job Trumpy

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On February 24, 2018
Donald Trump’s evisceration of Bears Ears National Monument already has direct negative impacts. One of the world’s richest troves of Triassic-period fossils has been discovered in an area of Bears Ears National Monument that just lost its protected status, scientists announced Thursday. President Donald Trump signed a proclamation in December that shrank the national monument […]
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The Monuments

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On December 4, 2017
I hate these people so much. President Donald Trump sharply reduced the size of two national monuments in Utah on Monday by some two million acres, the largest rollback of federal land protection in the nation’s history. The administration shrank Bears Ears National Monument, a sprawling region of red rock canyons, by 85 percent, and […]

Missouri Breaks

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On August 3, 2017

One more national monument saved from the ravages of Trump. That’s the Missouri Breaks in Montana, which was really controversial when Bill Clinton created it. Still about two dozen possible red

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Two Saved

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On July 13, 2017
The Trump administration’s grotesque attempt to reduce or destroy the wonderful national monuments created in the last twenty years has at least taken two monuments off the chopping block. We can at least be allowed to enjoy the Hanford Reach in Washington and Craters of the Moon in Idaho. This is because there is not […]

National Monuments

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On May 16, 2017

In the daily grind of Trump outrages and congressional Republicans rolling us back to the Gilded Age, I suppose the fate of public lands means less to most people than handing over classified intellig

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