WASHINGTON, D.C. – Alaska Congressman Don Young today issued the following statement on the Trump Executive Order requiring Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke to review designations made under the Antiquities Act of 1906 in the last two decades:
“For too long, we’ve seen the crippling impacts associated with the monument designation process, all with little to no consultation or support of those that live in or rely upon the areas. I welcome today’s actions and remain committed to reforming the outdated monument designation process – on land and at sea – from a top down executive mandate to a locally driven, bottom-up approach. The days of Presidents unilaterally closing off thousands of acres of land or water must change.”
Text of the Executive Order can be found HERE.