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“Semi-Grand” Staircase

Trump Slashes Size of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase Monuments. President Trump sharply reduced the size of two national monuments in Utah on Monday by some two million acres, the largest rollback of federal land protection in the nation’s history. The administration shrank Bears Ears National Monument, a sprawling region of red rock canyons, by 85 percent, and cut another ...

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10 Monuments on the Hit List

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has proposed that President Trump make changes to 10 national monuments, including Bears Ears in southern Utah, according to a memo addressed to the White House. In the report, posted online by The Washington Post, Mr. Zinke proposes unspecified boundary changes to several monuments, and he recommends reopening vast areas to uses like commercial fishing and ...

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