Trump rolling back two massive Utah ‘national monuments’

bears ears utahPresident Donald Trump is traveling to Utah Monday to announce changes to the boundaries of two national monuments in the state: Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante, The Salt Lake Tribune reports.

Trump will shrink the two monuments after reviewing recommendations from Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke.

In April, Trump ordered Zinke to conduct a review of all national monuments designated since 1996 covering more than 100,000 acres. Zinke completed the review and submitted his recommendations to the White House in August.

“The recommendations I sent to the president on national monuments will maintain federal ownership of all federal land and protect the land under federal environmental regulations, and also provide a much-needed change for the local communities who border and rely on these lands for hunting and fishing, economic development, traditional uses, and recreation,” Zinke said in a statement after submitting his findings.

Environmentalists have sworn to sue as soon as Trump acts to roll back any designations, a power they believe does not exist under the Antiquities Act.

“This illegal action will cement Trump’s legacy as one of the worst presidents in modern history,” Center for Biological Diversity public lands program director Randi Spivak told The Salt Lake Tribune. “Trump has no clue how much people love these sacred and irreplaceable landscapes, but he’s about to find out. He’s shown his blatant disregard for public lands, Native Americans and the law. We look forward to seeing him in court.”

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    Spurwing Plover

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    Screw these stupid enviromentalists they only green these jerks care about has big $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ and their favorite wildlife comes on those desinger checks they get from the usial suckers and the Center for Biological Diversity about with the NRDC like many of the Eco-Freaks are rolling in the dough

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    rakooi

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    The pure and pristine beauty of America’s heritage, save for us by Teddy Roosevelt and presidents since, needs to be seen to be appreciated.

    TRUMPS bitter hatred of President Obama is hardly as excuse for
    His paying Russian Women to urinate on a Bed once used by Obama or His Peeing on American Heritage and America’s Beautiful country side.
    Always Spurning Plover obviously never visited these heritage sites.

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      Sonnyhill

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      Yes, Rakooi, there are myriads of beautiful sites and sights in this world. No one needs to own them. Not Washington DC, not the UN, not Ted Turner. Ownership is an ego issue.

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    Spurwing Plover

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    Rakooi you nit-wit you must think like they do in the Eco-Wacko Green Nuts in which we belong to the Earth and were all the children of the Earth Mother(Hollywood Airhead John Ritter was into this poppycock)so is another Hollywood Airhead Shurley McClain

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    Spurwing Plover

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    Teddy Roosevelt was a Hunter and Conservationist he would’nt fit in with the modern Eco-Wackos of today he made Pelican Island deplored the shooting of Birds as hat Decorations and the Teddy Bear is named for him

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