Native American petroglyphs at the just-created Gold Butte National Monument in Nevada: is this public land worth saving? President Obama thought so and had the power to protect it from development, but in the waning days of his administration, conservative politicians, ranchers and industrialists criticized the move. Do we just want to mine, log and pave everything, or should some of God’s creation be saved for the grandkids? (Ronda Churchill/The Washington Post)

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