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UPDATED | Congressman Introduces Legislation To Extensively Rewrite Antiquities Act

A Utah congressman long unhappy with the authority given presidents under The Antiquities Act to establish national monuments has introduced legislation that would extensively rewrite the century-old act. If enacted, the rewrite would limit the purposes for which monuments could be created, require environmental review, and allow presidents to reduce the size of monuments without congressional action.
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UPDATE: National Park Service Ends Ban On Disposable Water Bottles

The Trump administration announced Wednesday an end to a controversial ban on the sale of disposable water bottles in the National Park System, a move applauded by the bottled water industry but no doubt disappointing to reusable bottle makers and organizations trying to reduce plastic waste.

UPDATED: Body Thought To Be Of Missing Woman Found In Grand Canyon National Park

A woman who was found deceased Wednesday near Phantom Ranch in Grand Canyon National Park died after feeling dizzy from heat exhaustion, leaving two children who were hiking with her in a safe location, and likely got lost while searching for water and help, according to a Facebook post from the woman's husband.

Tracking Zero Tolerance In The National Park Service

Top Interior Department and National Park Service officials have pledged to take a "zero tolerance" approach to harassment of any kind, but how easy is it for Park Service employees and the general public to see if that approach is indeed upheld? It's a tricky question to answer, as privacy laws and criteria used to guide decisions on punishments can both hide and limit what actions are taken.

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