"Are Industry Interests Behind President Trump’s Attack on National Monuments?"
what other possible explanation is there?
In addition to petrochemical and mineral extraction, some of the "locals" in Utah and other states have been pursuing business opportunities to provide radioactive waste disposal sites, not only for waste originating in the US but also from foreign nations. They know that local tourist oriented sites or tourist oriented economies will make it impossible to get such land uses approved.
When the Nevada nuke disposal site project started nearly a half century ago the entire state of Nevada had a population of less than half a million. By the time Obama nixed the project in 2009 the Las Vegas metro area alone had a population of nearly two million, proving that booming tourism and population growth are incompatible with radioactive waste disposal.
Lets hope the US can solve its balance of trade concerns without importing radioactive waste.
Why was this headline in the form of a question rather than a declaration?
Surely the author can't be THAT naive!!
I'm sorry but the only appropriate response to the question posed in the headline is: "Does a bear sh*t in the woods?"