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While the U.S. does better than basically any country in the world in memorializing key sites of its racist past–quite a contrast to its contemporary politics–usually these sites happen through a combination of people very committed to getting a national park made out of their particular side and a sense of consensus in remembering the […]

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 cer

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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 of Bears Ears National Monument that just lost its protected status, scientists announced Thursday. President Donald Trump signed a proclamation in December that shrank the national monument […]
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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 the nation’s history. The administration shrank Bears Ears National Monument, a sprawling region of red rock canyons, by 85 percent, and […]

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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