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Session – The National Monuments Litigation: The Impact of Executive Power on the Future of Land Management

Apr 20|3:00 - 4:15pm WCC, Room 1019
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The Trump administration is exerting executive power to reduce the size and protections of existing national monuments across the country, disrupting years of preservation and development planning and compromises. This new approach to land management is being challenged by parties ranging from Native American tribes and conservation groups to companies whose businesses focus on the outdoors. The Emmett Environmental Law & Policy Clinic is participating in ongoing litigation on behalf of amicus groups. With Utah’s Bears Ears and Grand-Staircase Escalante National Monuments as examples, this session will utilize an interactive format to debate the presidential authority to change previously designated national monuments, explore the arguments and objectives of various parties in the litigation, and discuss what the cases could mean for future land management and planning.

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