Text of Utah resolution to rescind Obama Bears Ears takeover

Backed by majorities in both the Utah House and Senate, and likely to be signed by Governor Herbert, this Resolution is an offensive strike against federal power in a battle over lands and resources that has been simmering for years. Just days following the inauguration of President Trump, Utah State Representative Greg Hughes introduced a resolution aimed at reversing the 1.35 million acre Obama […]

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Movement to rescind federal monuments takeovers ignites in Utah legislature

Noel believes the appropriate size of the monument should be no more than 500,000 acres and that multiple laws exist on the books to protect Native American artifacts and paleontological resources. Critics such as Garfield County Commissioner Leland Pollock rejected assertions that public land protections like national parks or monuments yield dollars for surrounding communities. At the monument’s creation, he […]

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