Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Cattlemen to urge Trump to reconsider monuments that impact grazing

Tim Hearden

A cattlemen’s group wants President Donald Trump’s administration to reconsider national monument designations in California that have greatly impacted grazing. The California Cattlemen’s Association is preparing remarks to submit during a public comment period, which runs through July 10, that will detail what it sees as negative impacts from the designations under the Antiquities Act.
The organization wants to hear from ranchers with allotments on the lands that have been affected.
“We’re actually going to be advocating for most of the monuments that were listed in the (Federal) Register to not necessarily be rescinded, but to be diminished in size to an appropriate level,” said Kirk Wilbur, the CCA’s director of government affairs...more

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