Trump’s Interior secretary wants to end logging, fishing bans on some national monuments

 

WASHINGTON — A draft report from Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke recommends modifications to nearly dozen national monuments, including shrinking the huge Bears Ears monument in Utah and permitting commercial fishing in protected waters in both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.

The 19-page report, obtained by The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal, was delivered to the White House on Aug. 24 as directed by President Donald Trump’s executive order for a review of the national monuments created since 1996 that were larger than 100,000 acres.

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