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New National Monuments

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On December 7, 2022
Biden is moving to create more national monuments and protect key parts of this beautiful nation from further development. President Joe Biden on Wednesday announced he will establish a new national monument across a vast landscape on southern Nevada’s border with California to protect an area sacred to 12 Native American tribes and rich with […]
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The Dumb, It Burns

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On July 12, 2020
One of the Trump administration’s most grotesque early moves was to eviscerate the Utah national monuments, both Grand Staircase-Escalante and Bears Ears. If Biden is elected, he will almost certainly restore those earlier boundaries. This knowledge by oil and gas companies has largely kept them from taking advantage of the new designations. But Uday Trump […]
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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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