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Endangered Species Activists: Trump, Zinke Face Lawsuit Over Monument Land Changes

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San Gabriel Mountains in California. (AP)

By    |   Friday, 25 August 2017 03:33 PM

A group that seeks to protect endangered species says President Donald Trump and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke would get a lawsuit over Zinke's recommendation to change the designation of some national monuments.

The interior secretary recommended altering the size of three monuments, according to The Washington Post.

"Zinke's sham review was rigged from the beginning to open up more public lands to fossil fuel, mining, and timber industries. He and Trump will not be allowed to rob Americans of their public lands," according to Randi Spivak, Center for Biological Diversity public lands director.

"They're asking for a court battle and they'll get one," Spivak told The Daily Caller News Foundation.

None of the 27 monuments that were studied in Zinke's 120-day review will be eliminated, Zinke said Friday.

The Center for Biological Diversity is already suing the Trump administration for refusing to release public records related to the Department of the Interior review.

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A group that seeks to protect endangered species says President Donald Trump and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke would get a lawsuit over Zinke's recommendation to change the designation of some national monuments.
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