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President Trump to visit Utah on Monday to announce his plans to shrink Bears Ears, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments

President Donald Trump will travel to Utah on Monday to lay out his plans to cut the size of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments, according to individuals briefed on the matter who spoke on the condition of anonymity because it had not been formally announced.

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9/11/2018

article 15-person Bears Ears committee opens two spots for tribal representatives
(Utah) -- A 15-person advisory committee for the downsized Bears Ears National Monument on Utah land considered sacred to Native Americans will include two spots for...

9/3/2018

article Sacred Strides
(Utah) -- Bears Ears National Monument is one of the most talked-about public lands under threat, though the dialogue often glosses over how sacred it is to many Native...

9/1/2018

article Trump administration restricts tribal involvement at Bears Ears
(Utah) -- The Trump administration continues to dismantle the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah despite objections from tribes about decisions being made without...

8/31/2018

article 15-person Bears Ears committee has 2 spots for tribes
(Utah) -- The Bureau of Land Management says a 15-member advisory committee for the downsized Bears Ears National Monument in Utah will include spots for two tribal...

8/30/2018

article Zinke ignores critics, creates Bears Ears advisory panel
(Utah) -- Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is forming an advisory committee for Bears Ears National Monument, sparking criticism from Native American tribes and...

8/28/2018

article Land Grab: Trump's Campaign Against Bears Ears National Monument
(Utah) -- I was standing there on the edge of the world, the great shimmering red-orange and bruise-colored chasm opening below me. Ravens lifted off and rode the wind,...

8/27/2018

article Top interior staffer who backed shrinking national monuments to join BP
(Washington D.C.) -- A Department of Interior official who oversaw last year's drive to shrink two massive national monuments in Utah has left the department to join...

8/19/2018

article Commentary: Antiquities Act protects wild lands in Utah. We should keep it.
(Utah) -- In a recent op-ed for The Salt Lake Tribune, San Juan County Commissioner Phil Lyman lauded Sen. Mike Lee for his work toward limiting conservation in the...

8/17/2018

article Utah Tribal Leaders Want BLM To Halt Bears Ears Plans (sub req)
(Utah) -- The Utah Tribal Leaders Association passed a resolution asking the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to halt its expedited planning process for the two units that...

8/16/2018

article Utah Tribal Leaders Association asks BLM to halt planning for Bears Ears
(Utah) -- Elected officials from the Utah Tribal Leaders Association have passed a resolution asking the Bureau of Land Management and Forest Service to halt the...

8/15/2018

article How Shrinking Bears Ears Is an Attack on Native Americans' Religious Freedom
(Utah) -- Forty years ago the United States Congress passed the American Indian Religious Freedom Act so that Native Americans could practice their faith freely and that...
article Federal agency issues proposals for downsized Utah monuments
(Utah) -- The U.S. government on Wednesday issued proposals for managing two national monuments in Utah that were significantly downsized by President Donald Trump last...

8/8/2018

article 800 Miles with Bears Ears Prayer Runners
(Utah) -- Everyone ran the final miles to Bears Ears National Monument together. It was a sunny, blue-sky day in March, and 45 pairs of feet shuffled down a road of soft...

8/7/2018

article Trump can keep legal reasons for shrinking monuments secret
(Idaho) -- The U.S. government does not have to turn over documents to an environmental law firm about the legal arguments for President Donald Trump's decision to...

7/31/2018

article Large group attends gathering at Bears Ears
(Utah) -- A group estimated at more than 300 people gathered at the Bears Ears Meadow on June 20 to 22 for the fourth annual Bears Ears Summer Gathering. Organized by...

7/24/2018

article A report on monuments showed the benefits of Utah’s Grand Staircase — but then the feds blacked out those portions
(Utah) -- Southern Utah’s Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument has helped shield archaeological sites from vandalism, bolstered tourism and spurred...
article Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke welcomed at Days of '47 rodeo, makes no comment on emails
(Utah) -- Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke was in Utah on Tuesday less than two years after he and President Trump came to the Beehive State to announce they were reducing...

7/21/2018

article Totem that symbolizes support for Bears Ears National Monument stops in Salt Lake City for tribal blessing
(South Dakota) -- Representatives of the Lummi Nation made a stop Wednesday evening at the Urban Indian Center of Salt Lake City, where they held a blessing of 9-foot...
article Tribe presents giant bear totem with hope for unity, Bears Ears restoration
(Utah) -- Jewell James, a Native American totem carver from the Lummi Nation in Washington, has been delivering totems around the country to help people in the midst of...

7/8/2018

article OP/ED: Bears Ears is waiting for a ruling: Will we protect this land or exploit it?
(Utah) -- If you ask Louis Williams where he’s from, he invokes tradition and talks about four clans, Navajo on his mother’s side and Sioux on his father...

7/3/2018

article Utah producers scored under Pruitt
(Utah) -- Oil and gas producers in Utah knew they would have a big problem when EPA declared tribal lands in the Uinta Basin failed to meet the ozone pollution standard...

6/28/2018

article Gehrke: Ouster of anti-Bears Ears commissioner one important and overlooked primary election result
(Utah) -- It was one of the more interesting and overlooked races on Tuesday’s primary ballot, and it could represent a major shift in San Juan County, which for...

6/22/2018

article Judge fines Utah environmental group, says it abused legal process by challenging counties’ secret meetings with feds before Trump shrank national monuments
(Utah) -- A 7th District judge has ordered the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance to pay San Juan County’s legal costs in defending a recent lawsuit that alleged...

6/3/2018

article LETTER: Professional environmentalists make a mockery of sustainable tourism
(Utah) -- Regarding Eric C. Ewert’s commentary, “For opponents of Utah monuments, it’s not about the facts”: One of many ironies swirling around...

6/2/2018

article Native American: Hard to say I trust government
(USA) -- CNN's Van Jones talks to Native Americans to discuss the government's level of contribution to their reservations throughout the different...
article Utah Native American Activist Appointed To National Committee
(Utah) -- A member of a Utah-based organization dedicated to protecting the sacred lands of indigenous people has recently been appointed to a national committee. UPR...

6/1/2018

article Fact Check: Navajo Didn’t Support Shrinking Bears Ears
(Arizona) -- Department of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke claimed the Navajo people who “live close” to Bears Ears National Monument “were all in...

5/29/2018

article Commentary: Where are the local voices making the Bears Ears plan?
(Utah) -- On unsound advice from Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, last December President Donald Trump illegally slashed over 1.1 million acres from Bears Ears National...

5/17/2018

article Interior official expected ‘no new information’ from national monument public comments
(Washington D.C.) -- An Interior Department official predicted last year that the Trump administration wouldn’t learn anything from public comments submitted on...

5/10/2018

article Bears Ears – A Model for Sustainable Development in Utah?
(Utah) -- Small business owner Persephonie Black relies on juniper seeds, a cultural resource found inside Bears Ears National Monument, to support her livelihood.

5/6/2018

article Patagonia v. Trump
(California) -- The offices of Patagonia occupy a low-slung complex of stucco buildings in this sleepy beachside town in Southern California. There are solar panels and...
article Southern Utah museum benefiting from Bears Ears debate
(Utah) -- The museum here is nestled just off Highway 191, which unspools like a conveyor belt into the center of this rural desert town, where mostly juniper trees and...
article Trump Opened Bears Ears Monument To Mining, So We Went To Stake A Claim
(Utah) -- Forty miles as the crow flies west of Blanding, Utah, just up the road from the former uranium boomtown of Fry Cany