Media are reporting that President Trump will arrive Dec. 4 to make the long-expected proclamation, declining either to visit the monuments or consider the sizeable majority of Utah residents who opposed his administration's punitive review of these and other public lands in the first place.
Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s has introduced riders to the 2018 Senate Interior Appropriations bill would exempt Alaska’s two national forests, the Tongass National Forest and Chugach National Forest, from the 2001 Roadless Area Conservation Rule.
A range of companies and organizations including The Wilderness Society, American Alpine Club and First Lite Clothing have submitted a legal petition via the Administrative Procedure Act that would direct Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to develop rules prohibiting the sale or transfer of public lands.
The Interior Department has proposed raising entrance fees at 17 national parks, from Maine's Acadia National Park to Utah's Zion National Park. The changes would increase the cost of a visit by up to 180 percent for a carload of people (from $25-30 at current rates to $70 during peak visitation season).