President Trump Sued You Screwed Utah Monument!!! Law Doesn't Allow It, Buddy

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About 1.7 million acres of land was declared protected under Proclamation 6920 by former President Bill Clinton on September 18, 1996, (Congress added more later) and Trump's Monday order reduces that to just over 1 million acres. We are also proud to stand alongside over 350 businesses, conservation groups and Native American tribes that have come together on this issue to protect public lands. He also said that Mr Trump should consider changing the boundaries of the Pacific Remote Islands and Rose Atoll Marine National Monuments in the Pacific Ocean. This proposal is the largest reversal of federally-protected land in USA history.

Patagonia has been in the fight to protect public lands for nearly 30 years- and we are proud to have played a part in the establishment of several national monuments, including Bears Ears National Monument in Utah and Basin and Range and Gold Butte National Monuments in Nevada. They say it only allows Presidents to CREATE national monuments, but does NOT authorize them to do away with national monuments.

The Antiquities Act of 1906 gives presidents broad discretion to protect "historic landmarks ... and other objects of historic or scientific interest", without any input from U.S. Congress. "I have seen these impacts myself - and as an American, I am ashamed we have let this happen".

Patagonia posted on its website on Monday: "The President Stole Your Land." .

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Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said the lawsuit won't change the administration's decision.

In a statement Monday, NARF said: "President Trump's action to revoke and replace the Bears Ears National Monument is not only an attack on the five sovereign nations with deep ties to the Bears Ears region, it is a complete violation of the separation of powers enshrined in our Constitution".

Ancient granaries, part of the House on Fire ruins are shown here in the South Fork of Mule Canyon in the Bears Ears National Monument.

However, the verdict of diminishing the Bears Ears National Monument is supposed to set off the legal battle which could alter the trail of American land conservation, keeping many other dozens of national monuments at the risk and probably opening million numbers of preserved public acres to gas and oil extraction, logging, mining and many other commercial activities.

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