In an ongoing effort to annoy coastal Americans the Trump administration continues to threaten protected federal lands. Obviously this defeats my tree-hugging/ivory tower conspiracy to waste Earth, as revealed in NPR’s analysis:
The ultimate fate of the [27 national] monuments is murky partly because a president’s authority under the law that established them, the 1906 Antiquities Act, may be open to dispute. — “What Utah’s Canyon Country Can Tell Us About Trump’s Monuments Review”, NPR.org, June 10, 2017
It’s like there’s a covert competition between far right leaders for who is the biggest asshole.