Obama’s Last-Minute Land Grab Was Bad for Utah. Trump Is Showing He Hears The People.

During the Christmas season last year, the Obama administration ignored the majority of Utahans by designating a vast tract of land in southern Utah as a national monument.

Last week, the Department of the Interior took a welcome step toward reversing this executive abuse and returning to a legislative solution.

President Barack Obama used the 1906 Antiquities Act, written to protect “objects of historic or scientific interest,” to transform 1.3 million acres in San Juan County into the Bears Ears National Monument.

There is no doubt that specific sites within the new monument demonstrate historic, scientific, as well as cultural and spiritual significance. Native American tribes believe the area is sacred. And every citizen can appreciate the natural beauty of the sandstone buttes that gave the area its name.

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