Interior head suggests minimizing Bears Ears National Monument

Monday, June 12, 2017|11:55 a.m.

WASHINGTON– Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is advising that the brand-new Bears Ears National Monolith in Utah be lowered in size and states Congress needs to action in to designate how picked locations of the 1.3 million-acre website are classified.

Zinke made the suggestion Monday as part of an interim report to President Donald Trump on the picturesque swath of southern Utah with red rock plateaus, cliffs and canyons on land thought about spiritual to people.

Trump signed an executive order in April directing Zinke to review the classification of lots national monoliths on federal lands, calling the protection efforts “a massive federal land grab” by previous administrations.

Republicans have actually singled out former President Barack Obama’s classification of Bears Ears, calling it an unnecessary layer of federal control that will block brand-new advancement.

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