Roundup of Recent Articles on the Public Lands Debate

U.S. News: U.S. Interior Chief Recommends Shrinking Utah’s Bears Ears Monument – Outlines Zinke’s reasoning for suggesting shrinking or breaking up the Bears Ears National Monument to make more opportunity for oil and gas drilling.

Star Tribune: Monument review includes oceans, tribal lands and Sequoias – A closer look at five of the monuments that are under review.

Press Herald: Maine attorney general vows to challenge any attempt to undo Katahdin-area monument – The Main AGs statement is at odds with the Governor of Maine who lobbied the Trump administration to review the Katahdin Woods Monument.

Las Vegas Review-Journal: Public debates status for Nevada’s Gold Butte monument – Locals weigh in on the future of Nevada’s Gold Butte Monument.

The Hill: Leave the Grand Staircase-Escalante monument alone – Suggests a possible compromise for the Bears Ears National Monument based on the current structure of the Grand Staircase-Escelante monument.

NPR: What Utah’s Canyon Country Can Tell Us About Trump’s Monuments Review – A deep look at the economic impact, the political impact, and what we can expect to learn from the future ruling on the Grand Staircase-Escelante Monument.

Morning Consult: Utahns Unsure What to Expect From Interior on National Monument – Proponents and detractors of shrinking the Bears Ears Monument are unsure what the Department of the Interior will do and what the effect will be.


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