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John Freemuth Comments on the Cotoni-Coast Dairies National Monument

Californians have been campaigning for Obama to create a 5,800 acre monument north of Santa Cruz, to be titled the Cotoni-Coast Dairies National Monument, and to expand  the California Coastal National Monument, which already includes 1,100 miles of offshore rocks and islands along the coastline plus some onshore areas. Obama has the executive power under the Antiquities Act to do so, but advocates fear Republicans under the Trump administration will attempt to appeal the monuments Obama has created and expanded over the past eight years. John Freemuth joins the conversation, commenting that “The Antiquities Act itself has no reference to another president repealing the actions of an earlier president, but it’s never been tested in court. Most legal scholars don’t think it’s possible”. Read more about the Cotoni-Coast Dairies National Monument and the California Coastal National Monument here.

Originating Sources: Boise State Update 1/5/17, KAZU 90.3 1/5/17

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