President Trump signed an executive order aimed at rolling back protections for America’s national monuments, and the Bureau of Land Management appears to be on board with the administration's anti-environment agenda. Take BLM’s popular Flickr page, which used to showcase stunning photos of federal lands and the picturesque flora, fauna, and landscapes they contain. Now the BLM’s account displays photo after photo of drilling and mining activities, reflecting Trump’s preference for exploiting our public lands for fossil fuels. (This, of course, is not the first time that BLM has opted for dirty pictures on one of its websites.)
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Why Monuments Matter
Expert BlogSharon Buccino
Can you imagine an America without the Statue of Liberty or Grand Canyon? Trump's new executive order threatens such testaments to our national heritage.
All National Monuments Designated Under the Antiquities Act
Nearly every president since Teddy Roosevelt has designated national monuments to recognize a place's contribution to America's heritage—and Trump is trying to undo this history. Here's a complete list of monuments, including 54 that are now threatened.
Trump Order is Opening Move in Major Attack on Monuments
President Trump is scheduled to issue an executive order tomorrow directing Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to review all designations of land under the Antiquities Act dating back to 1996 and including more than 100,000 acres of land.