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The Bears Ears National Monument would be the bee's knees

Since taking office nearly eight years ago, President Obama has used the Antiquities Act of 1906 to create or expand 26 National Monuments protecting hundreds of millions of acres of federal land from future development, mining and other terrain-scarring uses. The new or expanded monuments are...
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I was very happy to see President Obama use the Antiquities Act of 1906 to create Fort Ord National Monument in California, protecting some of the last wild land in the Monterey Bay area. It looks super cool and I would love to visi...

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Acting under a 1906 federal law called the Antiquities Act, Obama established National Monument in California, the Waco Mammoth National Monument in Texas and the Basin and Range National Monument in Nevada. The White House said Oba...

Obama creates 3 new national monuments to protect 1.8 million acres of California desert

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President Obama designated three new national monuments in the California desert Thursday, expanding federal protection to 1.8 million acres of landscapes that have retained their natural beauty despite decades of heavy mining, catt...


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