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County commissioners voice support for monument review


May 30, 2017

The Linn County Board of Commissioners last week signed a letter of support for President Donald Trump’s executive order regarding the review of national monument designations under the Antiquities Act.

The president’s executive order, issued April 26, instructs Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke to review the approximately 30 national monuments designated from Jan. 1, 1996 through the end of 2016 that are over 100,000 acres in size, and asks for an interim report within 45 days and a final report within 120 days of the order.

Specifically, the order directs Zinke to determine “w...

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