Regarding the Dec. 5 front-page article “Trump shrinks national monuments”: It is hard to imagine a man less capable of determining the fate of public lands than President Trump. He has decided th...
The president’s proclamation moves much of the area’s uranium deposits out of protected areas.
President Donald Trump on Monday will announce the reduction of Bears Ears National Monument by up to 90%, in what will be the largest reduction of a national monument to date.
He'll also announce plans to cut Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in half, in a push led by Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke and Utah Senator Orrin Hatch.
Bears Ears, declared a National Monument by former President Barack Obama in 2016, is sacred to the local Navajo tribes and a popular destination for...