Conservationists react with anger, dismay at leaked Zinke NMon memo

Various conservation groups were expressing outrage over a draft report outlining Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's recommendations to President Trump on ten national monuments he thinks should be modified, either through boundary changes or to allow resource extraction.

At the National Parks Conservation Association, officials said the president has no legal authority to make the changes proposed by Secretary Zinke, that only Congress holds that authority. At Trout Unlimited, President and CEO Chris Wood said the report "raises more questions than it answers and continues to leave the future of these protected public lands in limbo."

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