5-23-19: LOCAL MONUMENT TO REMAIN UNTOUCHED, FOR NOW

FOR NOW THE CASCADE-SISKIYOU NATIONAL MONUMENT, WHICH HAS BEEN AT THE CENTER OF SOME POLITICAL AND LEGAL BATTLES, WILL REMAIN INTACT FOR NOW. THE INTERIOR DEPARTMENT HAS, OSTENSIBLY, BACKED OFF ON THE PROPOSAL TO SHRINK THE MONUMENT. INTERIOR SECRETARY DAVID BERNHARDT SAYS THAT NO PLANS ARE SET TO DO SO, AND WILL NOT TAKE ACTION WITHOUT PRESIDENT TRUMP’S DIRECTION. THE WHITE HOUSE HAS SAID THAT FURTHER ACTIONS, HOWEVER, ARE STILL UNDER CONSIDERATION.