Leading natural resource and environmental law professors comment on Trump review of national monuments
Eric Biber July 6, 2017
As we’ve been covering here on Legal Planet, the Trump Administration is conducting a review of national monuments created over the past 20 years, and has indicated it may seek to eliminate or shrink some of those monuments. Part of that process is a public comment period.
A group of 121 environmental, natural resource, and administrative law professors just submitted a comment to the Secretary of Interior arguing that the President does not have power to eliminate or shrink national monuments, and raising some important questions about the review process. (I am one of the signatories.)
You can find the comment letter here: national monuments comment letter from law professors_as filed
The letter draws on a recent on-line law review article that lays out the relevant law about Presidential power to eliminate or shrink national monuments.
A link for that article is provided HERE
Presidents Lack Of Authority To Abolish Or Diminish National Monuments
National Monuments Comment Letter From Law Professors