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Ladies and gentlemen, Republican governance in action: The Trump administration has struck another blow to common-sense management of public lands in the West. Virtually all the spectacular country neighboring the Escalante River in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in Utah will be reopened to cattle grazing, thanks to a new plan for managing the monument […]
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The Trump Despoliation

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On August 28, 2019
Trump and his cronies, which to be fair are absolutely no different than bog standard Republicanism on these issues, are so excited to ruin the nation’s beautiful landscapes. The Bureau of Land Management acknowledged Friday it plans to open a large portion of land in Utah — which the federal government until recently considered a […]
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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 […]
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