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A Cherished National Monument Was Just Reduced by 85%—Is a National Park Next?

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 01/02/2018, 12:00 AM

On a recent trip to Utah, on which he was accompanied by Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch, President Donald Trump reduced the acreage of the Bears Ears National Monument by 85% and reduced the size of the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument by half. For some idea of the scale of that reduction, the elimination of land from Bears Ears is equivalent to the size of the Grand Teton National Park.   ...

A Recent "Symbolic" Vote in the U.S. Senate, Transferring Our Public Lands to States (And Thus Eventually to Private Interests), Should Raise the Ire of Every Citizen

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 04/17/2015, 9:00 PM

To be handed over to private business: America's National Forests (credit: Kaibab National Forest)   If you are a normal, sensitive American in love with your country's natural wonders and determined to preserve them for generations to come, then you will be devastated by the subject matter of this blog.    The awesome news to which I refer is a budgetary amendment adopted...

A Recent "Symbolic" Vote by the U.S. Senate, Selling Off Our Public Lands to Private Interests, Should Raise the Ire of Every American

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 04/17/2015, 5:00 PM

         If you are a normal, sensitive individual in love with your country's natural wonders and determined to preserve them for generations to come, then you will be devastated by the subject matter of this blog.            The awesome news to which I refer is a budgetary amendment adopted last month by the U.S. Senate, by a close vote of 51 to 49, that would transfer ow...

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