Trump Attack on National Monuments is Affront to National Heritage

CLF pledges to fight Executive Order aimed at dismantling critical protections

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April 26, 2017 (BOSTON, MA) – Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) released the following statement today in response to President Trump’s announcement that he will be signing an Executive Order directing the Department of the Interior to review certain monuments designated under the Antiquities Act of 1906.

“This Executive Order is an attack on America’s national heritage,” said CLF Senior Counsel Peter Shelley. “For more than a hundred years, presidents of both parties have used the Antiquities Act to protect our most treasured places. Attempts to change the fabric of our national monuments are unprecedented, and we will continue to fight back on behalf of these places that belong to all Americans. An attack on any monument is an attack on them all.”

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