Public Lands Watch: Comment Period on National Monuments
You can share your thoughts on Interior’s review of National Monuments
As we have noted in earlier posts, President Trump issued an executive order calling for the Interior Department to review a range of National Monuments created over the past 16 years through Presidential proclamations. The Interior Department has recently announced a public comment period for that review. If you are interested in sharing your comments about any of the National Monuments under review (list here), and what should be their future status, you can put your two cents:
Comments may be submitted online after May 12 at http://www.regulations.gov by entering “DOI-2017-0002” in the Search bar and clicking “Search,” or by mail to Monument Review, MS-1530, U.S. Department of the Interior, 1849 C Street NW, Washington, DC 20240. Please note that comments on the Bears Ears National Monument are due within 15 days of the beginning of the comment period, while comments on other monuments are due within 60 days.
Eric Biber is a specialist in conservation biology, land-use planning and public lands law. Biber brings technical and legal scholarship to the field of environmental law…READ more