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Monumental Authority: The Scope of Executive Power under the Antiquities Act


May 24, 2017


Washington, DC (and webcast)

This program was sponsored by the Energy Committee of the D.C. Bar Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Section. Cosponsored by ABA SEER and the Environmental Law Institute.

President Trump recently issued Executive Order 13792, which directs the Department of Interior to review national monument designations and make recommendations on whether the designation should be withdrawn or the boundaries adjusted. Though the Antiquities Act provides the President broad authority to establish national monuments, there are significant questions regarding the President's ability to amend or revoke previous designations. This panel discussed executive authority to revisit national monument designations from previous administrations.

Peter Schaumberg
, Principal, Beveridge & Diamond (Moderator)
Allen Freemyer, President, Freemyer & Associates PC
Matt Haynie, Senior Counsel, American Petroleum Institute
Hilary Tompkins, Former Solicitor, Department of Interior
Douglas Wheeler, Member, Board of Directors, Conservation Lands Foundation