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Lawyers Gird For Fight Over Cascade-Siskiyou Rollback

Liam Moriarty/JPR News

He came, he saw, he recommended.  Interior Secretary Brian Zinke recommends shrinking the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument in his report to the White House on recent monument namings and expansions. 

That is the word from the Washington Post, and no surprise to many people familiar with the monument and the longstanding battle over it. 

If the recommendation is as expected, and if President Trump chooses to accept it, the lawyers are ready. 

Including at the Western Environmental Law Center, which would be one of several entities challenging the rollback.  Susan Jane Brown from WELC is our guest. 

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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for more than 35 years, working in both television and radio.