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BLM Moving Forward To Develop Resource Management Plans For Redrawn National Monuments

Although there are pending lawsuits that challenge the legitimacy of President Trump's dismantling of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management is moving forward to develop management plans that could allow mining within the original boundaries of the monuments.

House Natural Resources Committee Attacks Patagonia

It's no secret that U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop dislikes The Antiquities Act and was thrilled to see President Trump move to dismantle the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments in Utah. So it shouldn't be a great surprise that the House Natural Resources Committee that he chairs has publicly attacked Patagonia, which opposes the president's move.

UPDATE: President Trump Issues Proclamation To Shrink National Monuments, Tees Off Legal Battle

A handful of hours after President Trump on Monday issued a proclamation to chop 1 million acres off the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in Utah a lawsuit was filed to prevent that from happening. Other groups were expected to file a similar lawsuit over the president's move to reduce Bears Ears National Monument, also in Utah, by 1 million acres.

Lawsuit Filed Over Administration's National Monument Review

Leaked memos and a senator's comments regarding Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's review of 27 national monuments lack the requisite transparency over the Trump administration's efforts to shrink some monuments, according to a legal organization that has filed a lawsuit seeking more details on the secretary's review process.

Senator Says President Trump Will Reduce Size Of National Monuments In Utah

A long anticipated move by President Trump to reduce the size of some national monuments drew near Friday, with a U.S. senator's office saying Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments in Utah would be shrunk by the president. Conservationists and some members of Congress immediately responded with outrage and promised legal action.

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