Saturday, 16 December, 2017

Thousands condemn Trump admin's plan to shrink Utah national monuments

Native American groups were among those who demonstrated Saturday ahead of Trump's visit to Salt Lake when he is expected to announce dramatic reductions to two Utah monuments View Slideshow
Ben Pena | 03 December, 2017, 19:45

"It is also an affront to Native American Tribes".

Two senior Senate Democrats want President Trump to explain why he's poised to remove protections for U.S. Forest Service land in the Bears Ears National Monument when the agency did not recommend any such change, according to a letter obtained by the Washington Post.

Trump had asked Zinke to reassess the status of more than two dozen monuments established since 1996.

"To see those eroded away after the antiquities act that passed in 1906 by Teddy Roosevelt, who was a republican by the way". The protest took place two days ahead of the official visit of the US President Donald Trump to Utah's capital.

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President Barack Obama created the Bears Ears monument previous year after tribal leaders and environmental groups clamored for protection of land considered sacred by Native Americans.

Those in the crowd Saturday are opposed to such a reduction to the monuments, and they carried signs with messages like "Save Wild Utah", "Utah Stands with Bears Ears" and "Don't Trump our National Monuments".

The preferred cutback appended that the three monuments sculptured out of Grand Staircase-Escalante would be diminished by about 50% from its present size to less than one million acres.

Trump's action, 'following Secretary Zinke's fair, thorough and inclusive review, will represent a balanced solution and a win for everyone on all sides of this issue, ' Hatch said. When inquired about the maps and advanced alterations a mouthpiece for the interior department that administers national monuments and public lands said that they are shoving imprecise information.

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