From Sierra Club Executive Director Mike Brune
OBAMA’S MONUMENTAL OPPORTUNITY
If you could be president of the United States for one day, what would you do? I'd probably want to sneak in some batting practice at Yankee Stadium, quickly, because even for the most powerful person in the world, a single day isn't a lot of time to -- as the late Steve Jobs put it -- "make a dent in the universe."
The president, however, has a unique power. When Congress passed the Antiquities Act 106 years ago, it gave the commander in chief sole authority to designate public land as a national monument. If I were president for a day, I'd take the opportunity to protect America’s best wild places like these: