Monday, December 11, 2017

BARBARIANS AT THE GATE - The Rape of Our National Lands

"Trump move to downsize Utah national monuments could reshape land conservation" PBS NewsHour 12/4/2017

Republican Dictionary:  "prior administration(s)" the equivalent "the Obama Administration"


SUMMARY:  President Trump took aim at two different national monuments in Utah, announcing a plan to downsize them in order to rectify what he says were instances of overreach by prior administrations.  With the full support of the state's all-Republican congressional delegation, Trump proposed shrinking Bears Ears by 85 percent and reducing Grand Staircase-Escalante by almost half.  William Brangham reports.

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