Last month, President Trump issued a proclamation claiming to drastically reduce, and otherwise weaken, the Bears Ears National Monument in southern Utah. Our tribes, along with the other tribes of the Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition, immediately sued the president, arguing that the proclamation was void because his actions were beyond the president’s authority. The Utah delegation seems to understand that our lawsuit against President Trump has the weight of the law on its side, and thus stands a high likelihood of success. That would leave President Obama’s...Read More
The Ute Tribal Business Committee is alarmed by President Trump’s unilateral action threatening the Bears Ears National Monument. The designation of the Bears Ears National Monument was the result past consultation and cooperation between...Read More
The Salt Lake Tribune nailed it. "[Tribes] were minimized", shunned.
"The tribes brought their desires to Utah Rep. Rob Bishop, arguably the most powerful person in Congress on public lands. He sent them away and fashioned his own plan — the Public Lands Initiative — that has gone nowhere in Congress.Read More
Utah Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz yesterday continued his campaign to rescind the new Bears Ears National Monument in a one-on-one meeting with President Trump.
And Chaffetz said the new commander in chief is "very sympathetic" about concerns over the 1.35-million-acre site designated late last year.Read More
House Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop yesterday couldn't rule out the possibility that the committee's Republican staff have secretly worked with the Trump transition team to craft forthcoming executive orders.
"I don't know what people have actually signed and what they haven't," the Utah Republican said when asked by E&E News about any nondisclosure agreements his staffers may have entered into with the Trump team.Read More