Monday, May 8, 2017

27 U.S. National Monuments Under Review for Delisting

This national monument in Idaho, Craters of the Moon, is slated for
potential delisting and could be sold or the site of mining, oil extraction.
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The Interior Department is seeking comments on the 27 National Monuments that are under review for delisting as per an executive order by the president. If the lands are delisted, they could be sold or turned over to the Bureau of Land Management where they could be rented at low cost to ranchers, miners, and the oil industry. You can make comments on this site here after May 12.

The list of monuments slated for potential delisting is below. I have provided links to previous On the Brink posts in my series on the national monuments (I am still on the C's). The list released by the president has been heavily criticized by Native Americans and archaeologists because many of the monuments were listed because of their significance to Native American history and spirituality.

Basin and Range National Monument
Bears Ears National Monument
Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument
Canyons of the Ancients National Monument
Carrizo Plain National Monument
Cascade Siskiyou National Monument
Craters of the Moon National Monument
Giant Sequoia National Monument
Gold Butte National Monument
Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument
Grant Staircase-Escalante National Monument
Hanford Reach National Monument
Ironwood Forest National Monument
Katahadin Woods and Waters National Monument
Mojave Trails National Monument
Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument
Rio Grande del Norte National Monument
Sand to Snow National Monument
San Gabriel Mountains National Monument
Sonoran Desert National Monument
Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument
Vermilion Cliffs National Monument


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