Trump shrinks national monument sacred to local tribe, opening it up to mining

Trump shrinks national monument sacred to local tribe, opening it up to miningDonald Trump has said he will shrink the size of two national monuments in Utah – opening up more land to drilling and mining companies but overriding the concerns of Native Americans. The two Utah sites, Bears Ears National Monument and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument were among several US Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke recommended reducing in order to make way for more industrial activity on the land they occupy. Senator Orrin Hatch said he had been informed of the news by the President.



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