In beeld: de twee nationale monumenten die Trump drastisch gaat inkrimpen

© John Fowler, Wikicommons

Het opheffen van de beschermde status van de twee National Monuments betekent dat de 'federale bemoeienis' teruggedrongen wordt. In de praktijk kan dat betekenen dat er naar gas, olie en mineralen geboord gaat worden. Vandaar dat milieubeschermers zeggen dat Trump een monumentale blunder begaat. Vijf Native Tribes in Bear Ears hebben al aangekondigd gerechtelijke stappen te ondernemen. En bekende outdoor-merken als Patagonia, REI, The North Face en Arc'teryx hebben hun ongenoegen laten horen en geld gedoneerd aan organisaties zoals Public Lands Defense Fund die het besluit van de president eveneens gaan aanvechten.

Bears Ears National Monument © iStockphoto

Bears Ears National Monument © iStockphoto

Bears Ears National Monument © iStockphoto

Bears Ears National Monument © US Bureau of Land Management

Bears Ears National Monument © US Bureau of Land Management

Bears Ears National Monument © US Bureau of Land Management

Bears Ears National Monument © US Bureau of Land Management

Bears Ears National Monument © US Bureau of Land Management

Bears Ears National Monument © US Bureau of Land Management

Bears Ears National Monument © US Bureau of Land Management

Bears Ears National Monument © John Fowler, Wikicommons

Bears Ears National Monument © John Fowler, Wikicommons

Bears Ears National Monument © Greg Willis, Wikicommons

Bears Ears National Monument © US Bureau of Land Management

Bears Ears National Monument © US Bureau of Land Management

Bears Ears National Monument © US Bureau of Land Management

Bears Ears National Monument © US Bureau of Land Management

Bears Ears National Monument © Greg Willis, Wikicommons

Bears Ears National Monument © US Bureau of Land Management

Bears Ears National Monument © US Bureau of Land Management

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument © iStockphoto

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument © iStockphoto

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument © US Bureau of Land Management

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument © US Bureau of Land Management

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument © Wolfgang Staudt, Wikicommons

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument © John Fowler, Wikicommons

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument © Wolfgang Staudt, Wikicommons

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument © John Fowler, Wikicommons

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument © Ciar, Wikicommons

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument © John Fowler, Wikicommons

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument © John Fowler, Wikicommons

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument © PDTillman, Wikicommons

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument © John Fowler, Wikicommons

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument © Doug Dodle, Wikicommons