It is rural America that gave President Trump his election. Hillary Clinton won the nation’s largest metropolitan centers; Trump took more rural areas. These pendulum swings in public lands policy are doing harm to both affected communities and the resource.
Despite proof of benefit to the environment, the Trump administration reversed the bottled water ban, a decision that horrified conservationists and pleased the bottled water industry.
The bill would give legal authority to the Trump administration to shrink monuments. The interior secretary recommended reducing the size of several national monuments, but he hasn’t made his review public.