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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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Who Really Matters in Utah?

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On December 10, 2017
In the debate over Trump destroying the Utah national monuments, there’s been a lot of discussion over who matters in that state. Were these monuments foisted upon the people of Utah, even though the vast majority had never spent any time doing anything at all in the remote desert? Or were they, especially Bears Ears, […]

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

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