Tag: Bears Ears National Monument

San Juan County paid nearly $500K to Louisiana law firm to lobby for Bears Ears reductions

This story originally appeared at sltrib.com. Read it in its entirety here. Two months before President Barack Obama designated Bears Ears National Monument in late 2016, San Juan County hired a New Orleans-based law firm to fight against the designation and later to lobby for the monument’s reduction. The southeastern Utah county paid $485,600 to Davillier Law Group in

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My First Time Protesting

I’m not exactly sure what I expected from the protest against Trump’s decision to shrink national monuments. But I have to say, I loved what I saw. Last week, I had the amazing opportunity to attend a protest for the first time with ABU. Although I was fairly aware of the issues regarding Bears Ears

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Trump removes protection for swaths of Utah parks

Source: CelebCafe Patagonia also replaced its usual homepage with a stark message, “The President Stole Your Land”. Conservation groups called it the largest elimination of protected land in American history. For Director of Environmental Activism for Patagonia Hans Cole, Trump’s move not only “could jeopardize public access, but also jeopardize the value inherent in the

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SEC. ZINKE CALLS FOR MONUMENT REDUCTIONS

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, August 24, 2017 CONTACT:     Madison Hayes | Alliance for a Better Utah madison@betterutah.org   – – – – – – SEC. ZINKE CALLS FOR MONUMENT REDUCTIONS – – – – – – Salt Lake City, UT – After nearly three months of anticipation, Secretary of the Department of

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The Inside Utah Politics Panel weighs in on Bears Ears, national rhetoric & UTA Board

Source: Good 4 Utah This week Conservative Blogger Holly Richardson and Jeff Swift, LDS Democrats joined Chief Political Correspondent Glen Mills for the Inside Utah Politics Panel. The two weigh in on Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke’s recommendation to downsize Bears Ears National Monument, the shooting at the republican congressional baseball team’s practice in

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Op-ed: Sutherland Institute: Think tank or advertising agency?

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune The Sutherland Institute, Utah’s self-proclaimed conservative think tank, suggests that it is a fact-based organization and that its positions and messages rise above the political fray. Well, its recent series of videos about Bears Ears suggests otherwise. Sutherland launched an ad campaign attacking the Obama administration and calling for the

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Press Release – EXECUTIVE ORDER FAVORS COAL AND CORPORATIONS OVER PEOPLE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 CONTACT: Madison Hayes | Alliance for a Better Utah | madison@betterutah.org   Salt Lake City, UT – In the company of politicians and anti-public lands advocates, President Trump signed an executive order instructing Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to review national monument designations former presidents have made within the

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Utah delegates applaud Trump national monuments order

Source: The Spectrum Calling it a first step that could eventually lead to either the elimination or downsizing of Utah’s two largest national monuments, Utah officials applauded President Donald Trump Wednesday for signing an executive order to review the monument status of two decades worth of monument designations. With a number of Utah officials in

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