Grijalva bemoans 'gag order' at FWS
Arizona Rep. Raúl Grijalva, the top Democrat on the House Natural Resources Committee, criticized the Interior Department today for "an ongoing lack of communication and transparency," citing the recent discovery of a gag order at the Fish and Wildlife Service.
Legal experts argue Trump has power to abolish sites
President Trump could move to abolish national monuments — including the recently created Bears Ears site in southeastern Utah — if his administration determines the areas are "illegally large," according to a new analysis of the Antiquities Act unveiled today by conservative scholars.
'Electronic measures' might be best in some areas — Zinke
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke endorsed President Trump's plans for building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border but cautioned that in some areas — such as the rugged terrain along the Rio Grande — "electronic measures" will be more appropriate than a physical barrier.
Grijalva baits Bishop on Antiquities Act
Arizona Rep. Raúl Grijalva, the top Democrat on the House Natural Resources Committee, is challenging Chairman Rob Bishop to introduce legislation to reform the Antiquities Act, accusing the Utah Republican of attempting to dismantle national monuments via "a behind-the-scenes legal strategy."
Utah governor doesn't bring up Bears Ears with Trump
Utah Gov. Gary Herbert (R) hasn't been shy about his desire to rescind Bears Ears National Monument in the three months since its creation — except when he's in the presence of the one man Republicans believe has the authority to undo the 1.35-million-acre site, President Trump.