Lawsuits challenge Trump’s trim of Utah monuments

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Lawsuits challenge Trump’s trim of Utah monuments

Reductions in Bears Ears, Grand Staircase-Escalante exclude thousands of significant objects
Valley of the Gods, in the southern end of the original Bears Ears National Monument, is sacred to the Navajo and an important paleontological site. It’s excluded from the new monument.
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Navajo Nation Attorney General Ethel Branch speaks during a news conference in early December in Salt Lake City. She is one of the attorneys representing the tribes in the Bears Ears case, and said in a statement, “We want to ensure that those lands and the knowledge tied to those lands are preserved and protected.”

Lawsuits challenge Trump’s trim of Utah monuments

Valley of the Gods, in the southern end of the original Bears Ears National Monument, is sacred to the Navajo and an important paleontological site. It’s excluded from the new monument.
Associated Press

Navajo Nation Attorney General Ethel Branch speaks during a news conference in early December in Salt Lake City. She is one of the attorneys representing the tribes in the Bears Ears case, and said in a statement, “We want to ensure that those lands and the knowledge tied to those lands are preserved and protected.”
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