Attorney General Laxalt Issues Statement on President Obama’s Unilateral Designation on new National Monuments

December 28, 2016

Carson City, NV – Today, Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt issued the following statement after the designation of two new national monuments:

    “Today, President Obama created two new national monuments in Nevada and Utah, setting aside a total of 1.65 million acres of land, without the support of Congress. This unilateral land grab is the latest attempt for the outgoing president to add another layer of unnecessary federal control to our State. Although I am not surprised by the president’s actions, I am deeply disappointed at his last minute attempt to cement his environmental legacy by undermining local control of Nevada’s communities, and damaging our jobs and economy.”