Once implemented, Trump’s order will open Arctic waters north of Alaska as well as areas off the Atlantic coast. The order also intends to review oil and gas development in marine sanctuaries in the Pacific and Atlantic.
After years of sharing photos that show the best of American lands, the BLM now apparently sees these places in terms of the polluting resources that can be drilled, dug or blasted from beneath their surface.
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The order demands that the Department of the Interior review more than 20 additional monuments created by the Antiquities Act—by both Democrat and Republican presidents—since 1996.
Amid a new flurry of executive orders, Trump will direct Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to examine all national monuments designated since the beginning of 1996, presumably with an eye toward shrinking their boundaries and reducing protection.
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