Can Trump unilaterally shrink the national monuments?

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  • The acreage referred to translates to 215,625 square miles by the way.
  • It's an immense piece of land.

    It was Utah land.

    Then Obama decided, with the stroke of a pen, that it was Federal land.

    Then Trump decided, with the stroke of a pen, that some of it was Utah land again.

    Is it inaccurate to say that with the power granted by the law to DO a thing, comes the implicit power to UNTO that same thing?
  • dgm said:

    Is it inaccurate to say that with the power granted by the law to DO a thing, comes the implicit power to UNTO that same thing?




    Particularly in this instance. The act authorizing these federal designations specifies that the designated area should be as small as possible to achieve the protection.
  • dgm said:


    Then Obama decided, with the stroke of a pen, that it was Federal land.
    I thought it was already federal land, President Obama made it a monument.
  • Oh maybe it was - So much of the west has already been under federal control, which is part of the controversy.
  • dgm said:


    Then Obama decided, with the stroke of a pen, that it was Federal land.
    I thought it was already federal land, President Obama made it a monument.
    Indeed.  BHO put it on double secret probation so no one could make any use of it.
  • dgm said:

    Oh maybe it was - So much of the west has already been under federal control, which is part of the controversy.

    Hasn't it always been federal land though? I thought that the federal ownership predates the creation of those states?


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