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California spared in Trump’s national monument review

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The two bluffs known as the "Bears Ears" stand off in the distance at sunset outside Blanding, Utah. The Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments are under review by the Trump Administration. George Frey/Getty Images

The Trump administration has undertaken a review to adjust or reduce the size of national monuments designated in the last few decades.

According to a memo obtained by The Wall Street Journal, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has recommended changes to 7 monuments, including Utah’s Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante, as well as Oregon’s Cascade-Siskiyou. California national monuments -- like the Giant Sequoia National Monument -- are spared.

The Wall Street Journal’s Jim Carlton speaks with Larry about the leaked review.


Jim Carlton, reporter at The Wall Street Journal who broke the story; he tweets @jimcarltonsf

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