Editorial: Fight over Cascade-Siskiyou NMon pits competing claims against each other

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s memo to President Donald Trump recommending that the president modify 10 national monuments created by his predecessors, including shrinking the boundaries of four, is fraught with factual errors and may be on shaky legal ground.

Any attempt by the administration to change the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument is sure to trigger a legal challenge by monument supporters, and a lawsuit is already pending against the monument by timber interests.

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