Last week Utah, legislators approved resolutions, which, if approved, would reduce the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument by half its current size and rescind the newly created Bears Ears National Monument.
The resolution to shrink the Grand Staircase, known as HCR 12, was presented by Rep. Michael Noel and Sen. Ralph Okerlund.
In a separate resolution also presented last week, the Republican-dominated Legislature passed a resolution urging President Donald Trump to rescind the newly created Bears Ears National Monument. Utah Gov. Gary Herbert quickly signed the resolution.
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