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Good story here on what the Biden administration means for the tribes attempts to protect sacred lands. In the first weeks, if not days, of his administration, President Joe Biden is expected to restore the boundaries of two national monuments in Utah, Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante. But tribal leaders say that returning millions of […]

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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It’s not just that it will take a lifetime to recover from the Trump administration. It’s that Trump and his corporate allies are determined to ruin the nation’s most beautiful areas permanently. The Trump administration on Thursday finalized plans to allow mining and energy drilling on nearly a million acres of land in southern Utah […]
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Warren’s Public Lands Policy

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On April 19, 2019
Even though the Democratic electorate seems to be only considering white men for 2020, no matter how mediocre or old or unaccomplished, Elizabeth Warren continues to demonstrate herself as the best possible candidate through her excellent policy pronouncements on a broad set of issues, including outside of her wheelhouse. Thus, this week she addressed an […]

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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National Parks and Development

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On February 13, 2018
From the beginning of the national parks, one concern environmentalists have had is turning the nation’s most beautiful places into over-developed and cheesy tourist attractions, or to not be protected from development at all. The first real battle over this was John Muir’s outraged protest against the Hetch Hetchy Dam in Yosemite National Park, something […]

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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