Herald and News.com
Oregon Public Broadcasting
February 16, 2017
In his last days in office, President Obama expanded the Cascade-Siskiyou National monument on the Oregon-California border.
Now, a group of counties that gets revenue from logging lands within the monument boundaries is suing the federal government.
Tim Freeman, president of the Association of O&C Counties and a Douglass County commissiner, said the lost revenue will lead to fewer county services “like public health and mental health and libraries and museums and law enforcement and really creating important livability for communities around the state.”
Freeman said it’s unclear if the Trump administration could eliminate the monument entirely, but he hopes the administration could shrink it.
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