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UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 1, 2019

Trump administration loses bid to dismiss monument lawsuits

A federal judge has rejected the Trump administration’s bid to dismiss lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of a 2017 decision to downsize two sprawling national monuments in Utah.


UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019

Environmentalists, tribes blast Utah national monument plan

The U.S. government has decided to allow off-road vehicles access to some archaeologically sensitive land at a Utah national monument that houses sacred tribal sites under a plan announced Friday.


Zinke defends monument reductions, supports Badger-Two Medicine monument proposal in Montana

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke defended President Donald Trump’s decision to shrink or modify several national monuments, saying Tuesday that opponents were lying about the real power of the federal Antiquities …


Zinke backs shrinking more national monuments, shifting management of 10 others

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Tuesday called on President Donald Trump to shrink a total of four national monuments and change the way six other land and marine sites are …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 5, 2017

Tribes: Trump’s monument order disrespects native people

President Donald Trump’s rare move to shrink two large national monuments in Utah triggered another round of outrage among Native American leaders who vowed to unite and take the fight …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 4, 2017

Trump signs proclamation to scale back two national monuments

President Donald Trump signed a proclamation Monday to scale back two sprawling national monuments in Utah, pledging to “reverse federal overreach and restore the rights of this land to your …


Utah’s tenacious efforts to take back federal land stand out

In an American West that has a love-hate relationship with the federal government’s ownership of a checkerboard of parks, monuments, forest and desert in states from Washington to New Mexico, …


Trump expected to significantly reduce 2 Utah monuments

President Donald Trump is expected to significantly downsize two sprawling Utah national monuments that protect more than 3 million acres of the state’s red rock country, Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch’s …


Interior secretary recommends delaying a final decision on changing Bears Ears National Monument

Interior Department Secretary Ryan Zinke has submitted an interim report to President Donald Trump recommending to delay a final decision to rescind, alter or maintain the Bears Ears National Historic …