Editorial: We can't allow the Antiquities Act to be compromised by rollback plans

As President Trump and the 115th Congress lay out their legislative agenda, there have been troubling discussions of gutting a critical tool for protecting some of our nation’s most special places.

Since 1906, the Antiquities Act has allowed presidents to establish national monuments, including one right here in our backyard: the Waco Mammoth National Monument. For more than a century, citizens like those of Waco and other parts of Texas have come together and appealed to the president to protect special places that share important stories and scientific relevance for the good of our country.

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