LAS VEGAS (AP) — Reports that U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke proposes downsizing Gold Butte National Monument in Nevada are drawing condemnation from environmental advocates and Democratic elected officials.
Robbie Bond has spent his summer touring national parks in the U.S. But the 9-year-old isn’t just on an extended vacation. He’s trying to save the 27 national parks that are under review by the Trump administration – including Gold Butte and Basin and Range here in Nevada.
With some rural Nevadans angry that President Barack Obama designated two sprawling national monuments in the state in 2016, two Republican congressional lawmakers have introduced a measure to restrict the ability of future presidents to do the same.
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is extending the public comment period on a proposal to run part of an off-road desert race through a new national monument in Nevada amid complaints the agency rigged the process to approve the route over the objections of conservationists.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Conservationists are asking the White House Council on Environmental Quality to put the brakes on plans to allow a popular off-road, desert race from near Las Vegas to Reno to run through a newly established national monument in Nevada.