Glacier Bay, Eisenhower, Michael Brune discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

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Th presidents have gotten you know more and more aggressive and how they they designate these monuments and clinton obama uh really um had done a lot of done a lot to protect land under that so um what these two what's at stake here is is the question that needs to be solved oh it does the antiquities act also give presidents the power to undo monuments or shrink monuments now and before the passage of flip ma or the federal lands managing policy act um in ninety 76 there are about a dozen times were presidents tinkered with boundaries of national monuments done by their predecessors the biggest of which was probably um i guess glacier bay in the fifties um in alaska eisenhower wanted to free up some land for a airbase or something so there was a strong on national security implication there um but of course at monument later became a national park we're gonna have a minute what what are the odds you're on the courts are people is the strong case to stop the present or the strong likely to go ahead many legal scholars have weighed in saying that this this the chances of um this action being overturned are pretty great michael brune you're you're in on the legal acts now are do you have a do of uh a hope confidence what that this may yet be stopped in the courts i sure do yeah we have a very strong case we filed with uh many different environmental organizations and uh native american tribes we have a very strong case were confident that we can win but to address your other question um there's a lot that people can do i your callers who have talked about the beauty of these places and people who have talked about the undermining of protections for our national monument there's a lot that we can do this is not just a an issue to be decided in the courts there is a court battle and that's important for what's is also important his is every time that there is a lease offered for sale for coal mining or oil and gas drilling we members of the public the people who own these public lands.

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