Nevada set to defend Antiquities Act

THE SPECTRUM- Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s assessment of the designation of 27 national monuments since 1996, ordered last month by President Donald Trump, began at Bears Ears in southeastern Utah on Monday. Later this week, Zinke will visit Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, also in Utah, as part of his review of every use of the Antiquities Act… Read more »


MENASHA RIDGE PRESS- On December 28, 2016, in one of his last actions in office, President Obama used the 1906 Antiquities Act to create two new national monuments. One of these, Bears Ears in Utah, has received considerable attention because of recent conflicts about its status as a national monument. The other, Gold Butte, has… Read more »

Donald Trump, Nevada and the Antiquities Act

LAS VEGAS REVIEW JOURNAL LETTER TO THE EDITOR- In signing an executive order to re-examine national monument designations to determine if the Antiquities Act was used appropriately, President Donald Trump has further shaken the confidence of millions of Americans. Here in Nevada, among supporters of two of our newest monuments, Gold Butte and Basin &… Read more »

Dear President Trump – Leave Nevada to Nevadans

THE HILL- President Trump is only interested in one kind of deal – a raw deal for the people of Nevada. His latest executive order calls on the Interior department and Secretary Zinke to review national monuments created since Jan. 1 1996 that span at least 100,000 acres. There can be no clearer message from the… Read more »

Monumental study

RENO NEWS & REVIEW- Go to the National Park Service’s list of national monuments at and search for Nevada’s Basin and Range National Monument. It’s there, but if you click on it, it takes you to a page that reads “Page Not Found.” That is slightly more successful than looking for Nevada’s Gold Butte National… Read more »

Memo to Congress: The Antiquities Act helps make America great

THE HILL- Since President Theodore Roosevelt signed the Antiquities Act into law in 1906, eight Republican and eight Democratic presidents have used this visionary legislation to protect as national monuments 157 of the most treasured, natural, historic, and cultural sites across the country — places that not only hold special value for millions of Americans,… Read more »

Don’t go backwards when it comes to protecting Nevada’s public lands

LAS VEGAS REVIEW JOURNAL LETTER TO THE EDITOR- I read with dismay that President Donald Trump signed an executive order to “review” the past 20 years of national monument designations which will include Nevada’s Gold Butte. Perhaps Mr. Trump needs to be reminded that more than 80 percent of Nevadans polled support the designation. He… Read more »

What happens after Trump’s executive order on national monuments

LAS VEGAS SUN- Using his executive authority, President Donald Trump directed Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke Wednesday to review national monument designations dating back to the Clinton administration. Since the early 1900s, presidents have used a law called the Antiquities Act to create national monuments. But the act is controversial, especially in the West, where the… Read more »

Gold Butte Supporters Criticize Executive Order to Review National Monuments

PUBLIC NEWS SERVICE LAS VEGAS — Supporters of Gold Butte National Monument are criticizing an executive order signed Wednesday by President Trump mandating a review of all national monuments created over the last three administrations. The order instructs Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to re-examine all national monuments created since 1996, but it is unclear if… Read more »