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Interior Secretary Claims He's Made No Decision On Bears Ears. His Comments Raise Some Doubts.

WASHINGTON — The Interior Department has denied that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke told Utah officials he will recommend the 1.35-million acre Bears Ears National Monument be abolished. E&E News reported Friday that San Juan County Commissioner Phil Lyman told the publication Zinke disclosed his plans during a meeting with the commission earlier this month. Like Utah’s Republican congressional delegation, the commission opposes the monument’s creation.
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