Tag: Grand Staircase-Escalante

Stewart proposes creation of new national park

Source: Utah Channel 3, Cedar City News, St. George News In the wake of the presidential declaration that reduced the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument by nearly half its original size Monday, a Utah congressman wants to turn part of the remaining monument into a national park. The park would be around 100,000 acres in size and

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Rep. Stewart proposes creating Grand Staircase-Escalante National Park

Source: FOX 13 SALT LAKE CITY — Utah congressman Chris Stewart is proposing creating a new national park in the same spot as the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. The park would be within the boundaries modified by President Trump on Monday. In a ceremony at the Utah State Capitol, the president signed proclamations shrinking both Grand

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Maddie the Rock-Licker Has a Hard Think

Last week, Secretary Zinke delivered his monument review to President Trump, yet the public has only been able to see a summary of the report. Specific details regarding which monuments stand possible reduction were not included. (Fortunately it seems none will be completely eliminated; however, news reports are indicating reductions for Bears Ears and Grand

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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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BUSINESS OWNERS ADVOCATE FOR GRAND STAIRCASE-ESCALANTE NATIONAL MONUMENT

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, July 7, 2017 – – – – – – BUSINESS OWNERS ADVOCATE FOR GRAND STAIRCASE-ESCALANTE NATIONAL MONUMENT – – – – – – Salt Lake City, UT – With the public comment period deadline quickly approaching, business owners in the Grand Staircase region are concerned about the future of

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Op-ed: Hatch and Noel are caught up in a coal pipe dream

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Kudos for transparency to U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch and state Rep. Mike Noel, whose intentions for reducing the boundaries of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument are abundantly clear. During the 2017 legislative session, Noel drafted a resolution explicitly calling for a reduction to access coal found on the Kaiparowits Plateau. When

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PRESS RELEASE: ESCALANTE BOULDER CHAMBER OF COMMERCE REITERATES ZINKE CALL: PROTECT GRAND-STAIRCASE ESCALANTE, PROTECT LOCAL ECONOMIES

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, June 8, 2017 CONTACT: Madison Hayes | Alliance for a Better Utah – – – – – ESCALANTE BOULDER CHAMBER OF COMMERCE REITERATES ZINKE CALL: PROTECT GRAND-STAIRCASE ESCALANTE, PROTECT LOCAL ECONOMIES – – – – – Salt Lake City – As Secretary Zinke prepares his final recommendation of the

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2017 Interim Session – Public Lands Update

Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environment Interim Committee This meeting started late, much to the chagrin of committee chair, Sen. Margaret Dayton. (She hates that.) During the “Committee Business” portion at the beginning of the meeting, committee chair, Rep. Keven Stratton, mentioned potential studies for the committee to consider. Among them? “Oil and gas operations…and potential

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