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A solid majority of Utahns support our national monuments, including the new Bears Ears NM and the Grand Staircase-Escalante NM proclaimed 21 years ago. Our politicians are ignoring public opinion in order to work for corporate special interests.

Secretary Zinke seems to think that the Trump administration can modify or revoke a national monument without an act of Congress. Trump does not have that power. The Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 clarified the law.

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