national monuments

FILE - In this March 26, 2013 file photo, Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del. speaks during a ceremony in New Castle, Del. at First State National Monument, which was designated a national monument by President Barack Obama. The House takes up a bill aimed at limiting President Barack Obama's ability to designate new national monuments. Obama created five new monuments last year, using executive authority to protect historic or ecologically significant sites. Republicans say the bill would not block new monuments, but would require greater public participation in such decisions. Seated behind Carper are, from left, Vice President Joe Biden, New Castle, Del. Mayor Donald Reese and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar. The monument is the first step toward creating a national park in Delaware, the only state not included in the national park system. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

House votes to limit president on public monuments

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and his successors would see their ability to designate new national monuments limited under a bill approved Wednesday by the House. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, […]

03/26/2014

Patos Island Lighthouse, San Juan Islands, Washington (Photo credit: Tom Reeve)

Obama to designate 5 national monuments

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is naming five new national monuments, using executive authority to protect historic or ecologically significant sites.

03/22/2013

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