A look at 3 sites proposed as new national monuments

 

September 28, 2017



BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has recommended changes to some existing national monuments, including shrinking their size and allowing more uses such as mining, fishing and logging.

He's also recommending President Donald Trump create three new monuments in Montana, Kentucky and Mississippi.

Here's some background on the sites Zinke says merit protection under the Antiquities Act of 1906:

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BADGER-TWO MEDICINE

The area spans approximately 203 square miles (526 square kilometers) within the Lewis and Clark National Forest in northwest Montana. Badger-Two Medic...



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