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Utah Public Lands Cynicism

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On May 11, 2018
Fresh off a two-decade effort to eviscerate the national monuments on Utah’s public lands, the state’s Republican lawmakers are engaging in a deeply cynical attempt to create a few small protected spaces in order to develop the resources on everything else. A new land bill introduced in Congress Wednesday seeks to set aside more than […]

Heckuva Job Trumpy

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On February 24, 2018

Donald Trump’s evisceration of Bears Ears National Monument already has direct negative impacts. One of the world’s richest troves of Triassic-period fossils has been discovered in an area

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The Non-Utah Monuments

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On December 6, 2017
One of the lies that the supporters of Trump’s actions in shrinking the Utah monuments tell is that the process to create these monuments is federal tyranny. This ignores that nearly all the Obama monuments were created with significant stakeholder involvement that tried to build something like a consensus. Not everyone was happy of course, […]

The Monuments

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On December 4, 2017

I hate these people so much. President Donald Trump sharply reduced the size of two national monuments in Utah on Monday by some two million acres, the largest rollback of federal land protection in t

Missouri Breaks

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On August 3, 2017

One more national monument saved from the ravages of Trump. That’s the Missouri Breaks in Montana, which was really controversial when Bill Clinton created it. Still about two dozen possible red

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Canyon of the Ancients

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On July 21, 2017
One more national monument off the chopping block of this loathsome administration. This increasingly seems to me that they decided to review all the big western national monuments so they look reasonable when they eviscerate the ones without much local political support, meaning the ones in Utah and maybe in Nevada because screw Harry Reid […]

Two Saved

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On July 13, 2017

The Trump administration’s grotesque attempt to reduce or destroy the wonderful national monuments created in the last twenty years has at least taken two monuments off the chopping block. We ca

National Monuments

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On May 16, 2017

In the daily grind of Trump outrages and congressional Republicans rolling us back to the Gilded Age, I suppose the fate of public lands means less to most people than handing over classified intellig

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Above: Drill, Baby, Drill! In the midst of Trump’s word diarrhea yesterday around everything from NAFTA (I feel like I should write about this but of course Trump doesn’t even understand what NAFTA is) to the 9th Circuit, he dropped something that is genuinely pretty concerning, and that’s potentially getting rid of the recent national […]
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