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Trump Removes Two Million Acres From Utah National Monuments

President Trump traveled to Utah Monday to sign a pair of proclamations that collectively trim the size of two national monuments designated by the Obama administration by more than two million acres, including one in an area of some oil and gas drilling, in a move that represents the largest rollback of protected federal land in the nation's history. Read More

Trump’s Order to Review National Monuments Designation May Impact Oil, Gas Development

President Trump signed an executive order (EO) Wednesday affecting the Antiquities Act of 1906, and potentially future oil and natural gas development, shortly after he and other Cabinet officials accused previous administrations of an "egregious abuse of federal power" in using the law to designate millions of acres as national monuments. Read More