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New England fishermen challenge Obama’s marine national monument

Creation of the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument exceeded the Antiquities Act, which authorizes monuments only on federal land, not the ocean A coalition of New England fishermen organizations filed suit today over former President Barack Obama’s designation of a vast area of ocean as a national monument — a dictate that could […]

Commercial Fishing Organizations Oppose Cashes Ledge and the New England Canyons be designated a National Monument

MEMORANDUM F OR PRESIDENT FROM: RYAN K ZINKE SUBJECT: Final Report Summarizing Findings of the Review of Designations Under the Antiquities Act Executive Summary and Impressions of the Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke In 1906, Congress delegated to the President the power to designate a monument under the Antiquities Act (Act). The Act authorizes […]