"Trump To Cut Bears Ears National Monument By 85 Percent"

"President Trump plans to shrink Bears Ears National Monument by 85 percent and reduce Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument nearly by half, according to documents obtained by The Washington Post that show the Utah sites would be cut even more than administration officials previously signaled.

Individuals briefed on the matter, who spoke on the condition of anonymity ahead of a formal announcement, cautioned that some changes still could be made before Trump makes his final decision public. He is slated to do that Monday in Salt Lake City.

Trump will announce the changes to monuments established by former presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton, respectively, at the Utah Capitol before a crowd of supporters. The move will represent the most significant reductions by any president to designations made under the 1906 Antiquities Act, which gives the president unilateral authority to protect imperiled sites on federal lands and in federal waters."

Juliet Eilperin reports for the Washington Post November 30, 2017.


"Thousands Protest In Utah Against Trump's Monument Reduction Plan" (AP)

"Trump Will Shrink Bears Ears During Utah Visit Monday, When Five Tribes Promise To Sue Him" (Salt Lake Tribune)

"Effort to shrink Bears Ears National Monument started before Donald Trump was elected president" (Salt Lake Tribune)

"President Trump Heads To Utah To Reduce Grand Staircase, Bear Ears National Monuments" (Washington Times)

"U.S. Forest Service Didn’t Call For Pulling Its Land From Bears Ears, Usda Nominee Tells Senate Democrats" (Washington Post)

"Protesters Call For Trump To Preserve Utah Monument Areas" (Reuters)

"National Monuments: Coming Soon: Navajo Nation v. Trump" (Greenwire)

Source: Washington Post, 12/04/2017