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February 01, 2018

Utahns should not have to rely on the federal government to defend their access to public lands

PLF filed a reply brief in support of our clients' motion to intervene in a lawsuit challenging the reduction of the Bears Ears National Monument. ...

January 11, 2018

The costs (and lack of benefits) of designating a national monument

PLF has joined with Utahns to defend the reduction in the Bears Ears Monument. ...

August 24, 2017

Pacific Legal Foundation Applauds Administration’s Monument Review

The Department of Interior and Secretary Zinke announced the conclusion of an extensive, public review of national monuments. ...

June 17, 2017

Weekly litigation report — June 17, 2017

Interior Secretary Zinke Recommends Bears Ears Reduction Indian River County School Board responds to public outcry, but continues to ignore First Amendment California Supreme Court protects private property Class Action action Florida family loses property rights' case in Florida appellate court Telling truth to tort Supreme Court asks town to res ...

June 14, 2017

Interior Secretary Zinke recommends Bears Ears reduction

Ryan Zinke, the Secretary for the Department of the Interior, recommended a reduction in the size of the Bears Ears National Monument, consistent with comments PLF sent to the Secretary last month. ...

May 27, 2017

Weekly litigation report — May 27, 2017

PLF urges the Administration to reverse Antiquities Act abuses  We submitted comments to the Department of Interior regarding its review of the Bears Ears National Monument. The Monument, like several others made in the past twenty years, is not a small reservation of land to protect historic artifacts. Instead, it prevents multiple and productive ...

May 26, 2017

PLF urges the Administration to reverse Antiquities Act abuses

As readers of this blog are aware, many Presidents have abused their power under the Antiquities Act to prevent productive use on federal lands (and on the ocean). President Trump has ordered a review of several of these Monuments, and the Department of the Interior has solicited comments from the public. Yesterday, PLF submitted comments ...

April 26, 2017

President Trump orders review of 21 years of Antiquities Act abuse

This morning, President Trump issued an executive order requiring the Department of Interior to review 21 years of national monument designations. That review is long overdue. For decades, Presidents have treated the Antiquities Act as a blank check to shut down productive activity over vast areas, in the belief that doing so will establish their ...