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Tue Nov 28, 2017, 03:03 PM

Trump to visit Salt Lake City on Monday, will announce a smaller Bears Ears and Grand Staircase

Source: Salt Lake Tribune

President Donald Trump will fly into Utah on Monday to announce that he’ll shrink the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments, sources familiar with the trip confirmed to The Salt Lake Tribune. Trump will travel to Salt Lake City for the announcement to change the boundaries of the two monuments but will not visit them, the sources said on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly about the trip.

The White House said last month the president would travel to Utah to make an announcement on Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s recommendations to change the monuments. Trump had ordered a review of all monuments designated under the Antiquities Act going back to 1996, a time period that included President Bill Clinton’s naming of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.

Sen. Orrin Hatch and other Utah officials have pressed for changes to the monuments, which cover large swaths of federal lands in the southern portion of the state. Environmentalists and tribes have said they will seek legal action to stop any changes, which they don’t believe are authorized under the 1906 Antiquities Act.

“The tribes view this as an affront to themselves and their own self determination,” said Natalie Landreth, senior staff attorney for the Native American Rights Fund. “All of us, all five tribes will be suing jointly the day he makes an announcement.”

Read more: http://www.sltrib.com/news/politics/2017/11/28/trump-to-visit-salt-lake-city-on-monday-will-announce-a-smaller-bears-ears-and-grand-staircase/



This is a shame. These monuments are priceless pieces of our shared land, and sacred to many whose roots go very deep there.

I am quite sure that Liddle Donnie Bone-Spur could really use a good, long dose of wilderness a la Teddy Roosevelt; such solitude is healing and rejuvenating for most people, but I doubt that the grouchy, disapproving daddy's voice in dotard's head would quiet down long enough for all the wild landscapes in the world to get through to him. SAD!

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malchickiwick Nov 2017 OP
dbackjon Nov 2017 #1
Puzzler Nov 2017 #2
malchickiwick Nov 2017 #3
logosoco Nov 2017 #5
L. Coyote Nov 2017 #4
enough Nov 2017 #6

Response to malchickiwick (Original post)

Tue Nov 28, 2017, 03:05 PM

1. FUCK YOU TRUMP

 

And Zinke. Corrupt motherfuckers.

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Response to dbackjon (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 28, 2017, 03:08 PM

2. Ditto!!!



-Puzzler

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Response to dbackjon (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 28, 2017, 03:08 PM

3. FUCK HATCH TOO, OF COURSE.

I hate that hypocritical asspatty.

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Response to dbackjon (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 28, 2017, 03:22 PM

5. There is just nothing more to add to that! nt

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Response to malchickiwick (Original post)

Tue Nov 28, 2017, 04:02 PM

6. Bears Ears essentially destroyed

From the article:

Zinke previously told The Tribune that Bears Ears, which is now 1.35 million acres, will still be larger than Zion and Bryce national parks combined, putting it somewhere north of 180,000 acres after the change. A Hatch staffer told a state legislative committee that Grand Staircase, which is about 1.9 million acres, could be trimmed by half.


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