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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 Clinton€s 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 Clinton€s monument actions. This report will be updated to reflect changes. [read report]

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