Trump could take land from 3 national monuments
On Thursday, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke recommended to President Trump that the Bears Ears in Utah, the Grand Staircase-Escalante and Oregon's Cascade-Siskiyou be reduced in size, the Washington Post reported. Zinke called for a "significant" reduction to Bears Ears, according to the Post's sources, as well as for changes to property management rules, including allowing fishing.
Why it matters: This comes after Trump ordered Zinke to review 27 national monuments established by the past three presidents. The winners from the decision include fishing operators, ranchers and some local Republican politicians who think the nationally protected land is too extensive and restrictive to the public. However, the Post reports that more than 3 million people submitted comments to the department on the review, and the majority were in favor of keeping the protected boundaries.