At the behest of Orrin Hatch, Rob Bishop, and Interior Secretary, Ryan Zinke, President Trump made the right choice to return portions of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase to local control. How could an environmentalist editor believe such a thing? Let's examine the facts. Moab touring companies have been offering guided recreation on these lands since the 60s. I've had the … [Read more...]
Rally at State Capitol Hails National Monuments, Rejects Trump’s Plans to Shrink Them
Saturday, December 2nd, 2017—The south lawn of the State Capitol Building swarmed with 5000 protesters concerned about the future of two of the country’s largest national monuments—Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante—areas considered by many to be the crown jewels of the nation’s public lands network, and the largest undefiled natural areas remaining in the contiguous 48 … [Read more...]
What Will President Trump’s Review of National Monuments Mean for Utah?
On Wednesday, President Donald Trump took an official step toward re-considering the protection of 40 national monuments, including Bears Ears National Monument. Barack Obama brought the monument under federal protection in the final days of his presidency, in a move Trump called, “an egregious abuse of power." The new administration is now reviewing whether they believe power … [Read more...]