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#1 sierraleone


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Posted 18 September 2017 - 05:29 PM

WaPo: Shrink at least 4 national monuments and modify a half dozen others, Zinke tells Trump.

Zinke, Secretary of the Interior, told Trump's White House.
Modify meaning take away some of the protections (er, regulations) of those National Monuments against commercial resource extraction, like forestry and mining, and calls it permitting traditional uses.


The secretary’s set of recommendations also would change the way all 10 targeted monuments are managed. It emphasizes the need to adjust the proclamations to address concerns of local officials or affected industries, saying the administration should permit “traditional uses” now restricted within the monuments’ boundaries, such as grazing, logging, coal mining and commercial fishing.
“It appears that certain monuments were designated to prevent economic activity such as grazing, mining and timber production rather than to protect specific objects,” the report reads...
“Throughout the review, the Secretary has seen examples of objects not clearly defined in the proclamation,” the report reads. “Examples of such objects are geographic areas, ‘viewsheds,’ and ‘ecosystems.’”

Below are some Trump tweets on monuments:

Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump
Sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart with the removal of our beautiful statues and monuments. You.....
6:07 AM - 17 Aug 2017
...can't change history, but you can learn from it. Robert E Lee, Stonewall Jackson - who's next, Washington, Jefferson? So foolish! Also...                                    
6:15 AM - 17 Aug 2017
...the beauty that is being taken out of our cities, towns and parks will be greatly missed and never able to be comparably replaced!
6:21 AM - 17 Aug 2017

Oh, yeah, he was talking about Confederate monuments….
He thinks taking down Confederate statues and monuments is destroying irreplaceable beauty and history, but not this?

I am too bummed to be more articulate on this right now…. :(

Edited by sierraleone, 18 September 2017 - 06:55 PM.

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Posted 18 September 2017 - 09:09 PM

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