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Interior head suggests reducing Bears Ears National Monument

By dailymail / Published on Tuesday, 13 Jun 2017 09:53 AM / No Comments


Ancient granaries, part of the House on Fire ruins are shown here in the South Fork of Mule Canyon in the Bears Ears National Monument on May 12, 2017 outside Blanding, Utah.

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Ancient granaries, part of the House on Fire ruins are shown here in the South Fork of Mule Canyon in the Bears Ears National Monument on May 12, 2017 outside Blanding, Utah.

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

Republicans have singled out former President Barack Obama’s designation of Bears Ears, calling it an unnecessary layer of federal control that will close off new development.