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RENO — Defenders of two national monuments in Nevada are vowing to wage a legal battle to protect them if President Donald Trump tries to shrink them like he did in Utah.
Reversing his predecessors' legacies, President Trump said his administration will shrink the Bears Ears National Monument by roughly 85 percent and the Grand Staircase by about half its size.
Western Democrats are pressuring President Donald Trump not to rescind land protections put in place by President Barack Obama, including Utah's Bears Ears National Monument.
Utah House Speaker Greg Hughes says he’s calling on President Donald Trump to rescind the Bears Ears National Monument named by Barack Obama in December, calling the federal protections for 1.35 million acres in southern Utah “a great overstep.”
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — President Barack Obama has designated two new national monuments in Utah and Nevada at sites that have become key flashpoints over public land in the U.S. West.