House Bill Would Limit President’s Authority to Create National Monuments

House Bill Would Limit President’s Authority to Create National Monuments
(KNAU Radio, 11/18)

“The Antiquities Act gives the President of the United States power to declare national monuments. A bill sponsored by Republican Arizona Congressman Paul Gosar wants to limit that presidential authority, which has been in place for more than 100 years. Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports. […]Congressman Gosar’s primary goal is to prevent a national monument designation on land near Grand Canyon National Park. The bill would require approval from local officials before a monument could be created. The bill goes further to prohibit monument declarations in Coconino, Mohave and Yavapai counties. Gosar says his bill will protect private property and water rights, and local economies that he feels are harmed by the creation of national monuments.”

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Jeff Small