Trump’s Executive Order On Bears Ears And Grand Staircase – Political, Practical, Legal?

photo of ancient Navajo dwellings underneath an overhanging rock formation in Bears Ears National Monument

by Richard Cameron Donald Trump, on Monday issued an executive order reversing Barack Obama’s designation of protected status of two expansive national monuments in Utah – Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante. Trump visited Salt Lake City, to announce this move – something he promised the Republican party in the state during the election. Trump, trumpeting the order to a select crowd of state politicians, told them, “Your timeless bond with the outdoors should not be replaced with the whims of regulators thousands and thousands of miles away.” It seems bizarre…

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