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President Trump Declares Major Reduction of Bears Ears Monument

SALT LAKE CITY — President Trump said he would dramatically reduce the size of a vast expanse of protected federal land in Utah on Monday, a rollback of some two million acres that is the largest in scale in the nation’s history.

The administration said it would shrink Bears Ears National Monument, a sprawling region of red rock canyons, by about 85 percent, and cut another area, Grand Staircase-Escalante, to about half its current size. The move, a reversal of protections put in place by Democratic predecessors, comes as the administration pushes for fewer restrictions and more development on public lands.

The drastic cuts to the protected area of the national monument in Utah are expected to touch off a legal battle that could alter the course of American land conservation.
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--Anonymous
replies 24Dec 4, 2017 11:04 AM +00:00

Good i hate fat bears. Reduce them in size

--Anonymous
replies 1Dec 4, 2017 11:13 AM +00:00

This disgusts me.

--Anonymous
replies 2Dec 4, 2017 11:16 AM +00:00

Just when I think I can't hate that man anymore... he sinks to new levels of assholery

--Anonymous
replies 3Dec 4, 2017 11:16 AM +00:00

Trump’s unprecedented move to shrink a U.S. monument is certain to spark a protracted court case. Trump’s effort “could alter the course of American land conservation, possibly opening millions of protected public acres to oil and gas extraction, mining, logging and other commercial activities,” The New York Times reports.

Yvon Chouinard, founder and CEO of outdoor gear maker Patagonia, told CNN’s Bill Weir that he’s going to help fight against Trump and his “evil government”:

Trump now becomes the first president to basically try to un-protect monument land — and he's going to face a major lawsuit because of it.
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--Anonymous
replies 4Dec 4, 2017 11:19 AM +00:00

Yellowstone, you in danger, he's coming for you next!

Sorry to hear about this, but Utah votes Republican; they got what they voted for

--Anonymous
replies 5Dec 4, 2017 11:20 AM +00:00

Bearzsh Earzsh

--Lizsha
replies 6Dec 4, 2017 11:29 AM +00:00
Bears Ears National Monumen, established by President Barack Obama by presidential proclamation on December 28, 2016.

ie - after the election. If this was such a critical "monument" why wait till he'd alredy been handed his hat.

--Anonymous
replies 7Dec 4, 2017 11:30 AM +00:00

The US is being destroyed.

--Anonymous
replies 8Dec 4, 2017 11:33 AM +00:00

Exactly, R7.

--Anonymous
replies 9Dec 4, 2017 11:33 AM +00:00

Every single thing he does needs to be reversed once he leaves office, as a matter of principle.

--Anonymous
replies 10Dec 4, 2017 11:35 AM +00:00

One positive thing Trump does is to make me feel good about being old.

--Anonymous
replies 11Dec 4, 2017 11:37 AM +00:00

I think this will be fought.

--Anonymous
replies 12Dec 4, 2017 11:40 AM +00:00

Per pool reports: Trump motorcade runs into a "wall of protesters" signs include "Trump, a monumental mistake," "Tiny Hands off our lands, and many chanting "F**K You Trump!"

“Per pool reports: Trump motorcade runs into a "wall of protesters" signs include "Trump, a monumental mistake," "Tiny Hands off our lands, and many chanting "F**K You Trump!"”
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--Anonymous
replies 13Dec 4, 2017 11:42 AM +00:00

R7, does it matter when he did it? He did it. I dont think doing it before the election would,have added any safeguards. While I like that he did it, I don't get how he,had that authority, and certainly how trump has the authority to tescind it. Each of his assaults further hardens the rage I feel toward the stupid bigots voting for him. I hope they suffer for it.

R11, I know what you mean sort of, but it would be nice to exit with a sense of the world being in a good place.

--Anonymous
replies 14Dec 4, 2017 11:44 AM +00:00
Every single thing he does needs to be reversed once he leaves office, as a matter of principle.

I'm working on it.

--DJT
replies 15Dec 4, 2017 2:40 PM +00:00

He's so evil

--Anonymous
replies 16Dec 4, 2017 2:56 PM +00:00

He wants to undo anything that is good about America. I hate him so much. I am just glad my dad isn't here to see this day.

--Anonymous
replies 17Dec 4, 2017 2:59 PM +00:00

R2 Why? Because he's giving the Indians back their lands? The lands that Obama stole from them?

--Anonymous
replies 18Dec 4, 2017 3:11 PM +00:00

Yes, R17, it's all about commerce for him and his pals. Privatizing prisons, schools, gutting net neutrality, deals for more Trump brand crap. Pulling out of the Paris climate accord. If only it were just his voters who got hurt by him, but it's not.

--Why the fuck would anyone buy trump wine or food?
replies 19Dec 4, 2017 3:15 PM +00:00

But imagine all the jobs that will be created by the new Bears Ears Trump Golf Course!

--Jared
replies 20Dec 4, 2017 3:26 PM +00:00

The Indians want Bears Ears preserved as is R18. Are you just a troll, or a just a fucking idiot?

--Anonymous
replies 21Dec 4, 2017 5:55 PM +00:00

It almost sound like a satire, like he wants to enter Montgomery Burns level of evilness.

--Anonymous
replies 22Dec 5, 2017 11:46 AM +00:00

I think Queen Carlotta is more his speed as role models go.

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--Anonymous
replies 23Dec 5, 2017 11:54 AM +00:00

Drill baby drill

--Anonymous
replies 24Dec 6, 2017 8:37 PM +00:00