Monday, June 12, 2017

Factbox: Review of U.S. national monuments could unlock new energy reserves

U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will make a recommendation to the White House on Saturday on whether to rescind or resize the Bears Ears monument in Utah, setting the tone for the Trump administration's broader study of which lands protected by past presidents should be reopened to development. It is unclear when the decision will be made public. While the land encompassed by the 1.35 million-acre Bears Ears monument is not believed to contain massive amounts of coal, oil or gas, several other monuments on Zinke's review list may, making the Bears Ears decision important to industry groups. Here is a list...more

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