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RS20902 - National Monument Issues (pdf)
19-Dec-2001; Carol Hardy Vincent; 6 p.
Abstract: Presidential creation of national
monuments under the Antiquities Act of 1906 often has been contentious.
The most recent controversy has focused on President Clintons
creation of 19 new monuments and expansion of 3 others. Issues
have related to the size of the areas and types of resources protected,
the inclusion of non-federal lands within monument boundaries,
restrictions on land uses, the manner in which the monuments were
created, the selection of the managing agency, and other legal
issues. The Bush Administration and Members of the 107 th Congress
are reviewing President Clintons monument actions. This report
will be updated to reflect changes. [read report]
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