October 21, 2021

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Biden to reclaim part of the protected areas cut by Trump

(Washington) Joe Biden’s administration will rescind Donald Trump’s decision to cut off three protected areas from their territory, thus continuing to defuse his predecessor’s catastrophic environmental record.


By restoring “these three“ national monuments ” […]President Biden is fulfilling a key promise and upholding the long-standing policy that US national parks, monuments and other protected areas should be preserved forever, ”the White House said in a statement.

The National Monuments to the Grand Staircase-Escalant and Bear Ear, Utah (west) and northeastern valleys and seamounts, are located in the Atlantic Ocean to Massachusetts, thus regaining their original dimensions.

The Grand Staircase-Escalant is about 4000 km2 Over 7,500 km2 And Bears Ears, reduced to 926 sq. Km.2 Donald Trump added that the new total is 5,500 km2.

The Northeastern Canyons and Seamounts Aquatic Area is also being reclaimed and the White House announces that there will be a gradual reduction in red crab and American lobster fishing there until it is banned on September 15, 2023.

According to the American press, Joe Biden is expected to sign the order on Friday.

He defends the balance sheet of his Democratic predecessors, Barack Obama, who created the Bears Ear Memorial in 2016, and Bill Clinton, who created the Grand Starkase-Escalante in 1996.

Donald Trump’s decision to sever these three protected areas deceived Native American tribesmen and defenders.

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