Video of Trump Border Wall Construction Crew Demolishing Federally Protected Cacti at National Monument Sparks Outrage
Saguaro cacti have a relatively long lifespan—often exceeding 150-175 years with their first arm sprouting around age 75-100—and can reach 40 feet in height. Thanks to conservation efforts, the once endangered plant native to the Sonoran desert of Arizona and parts of eastern California has gone from endangered to thriving.
Harming or vandalizing a saguaro in any manner is a class four felony and punishable with a possible 3 year, 9 month maximum sentence.
White House adviser and daughter of the president, Ivanka Trump drew criticism online again, this time for ignoring the optics and poor timing of her family vacation photos.
The First Daughter previously drew ire for posting family photos remarking on the greatness of spending time with her children when President Donald Trump's family separation policy was first enacted.
President Donald Trump will fly to Utah on Monday to announce he’ll shrink the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments sources familiar with the trip confirmed.
The White House said last month the president would travel to Utah to make an announcement on Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s recommendations to change the monuments. President Trump ordered a review of all national monuments designated under the Antiquities Act going back to 1996, a time period that included President Bill Clinton’s naming of the Grand Staircase-Escalante.
Untamed wilderness, archaeological relics thousands of years old, and undersea landscapes of corals, anemones and rare marine species are on the chopping block due to an executive order signed by President Donald Trump in April calling for a review of specific United States national monuments.
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke completed his review of 27 national monuments from the South Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic off the coast of New England. The executive order targeted designations of at least 100,000 acres made by three former presidents: Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama. They cited the 1906 Antiquities Act.