Professor Sean Hecht Featured in Huffington Post on Trump’s Inability to Modify Laws around National Monuments

A paper co-authored by Professor Sean Hecht, faculty co-director of the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, was cited in an article for the Huffington Post about President Trump’s recent attempt to try and rescind monument status on various national sites.  “The Antiquities Act — signed by President Theodore Roosevelt more than a century ago — is “unusual” in that, unlike other statutes of that era, did not grant presidents the authority to withdraw or revoke protections,” said Hecht in an interview. “The point of the law is to allow for presidents to set aside areas for preservation — not take away protections put in place by their predecessors.” 

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