Hundreds of mining claims fall neatly outside the new boundaries of Bears Ears National Monument, and a Navajo town scarred by uranium is bracing for new woes.
Tribal leaders view Rep. John Curtis' bill on Bears Ears as another "shameful" attack on sovereignty.
(Dec, 19, 2017 – DALLAS) — In a recent announcement from The White House and the Department of the Interior, modifications to two national monuments ? Bears Ears and other massive set-asides ? will both continue to protect objects of significance and important wildlife habitat but also will prioritize public use and access. Show More Summary
Patagonia is not messing around in its fight to save Utah’s Bears Ears National Monument and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments, in the largest reversal of national monument protections in U.S. history. Not only did the company...Show More Summary
Short film captures the former national monument’s unique value
Smithsonian.com asks paleontologists how their work will change after the decision to slash Bears Ears and Grand Staircase
House on Fire Ruin in Bear's Ears. I wasn't smart enough to catch the "fire" in the rocks at the time. There are a lot of pictures in this post, and I hope you will enjoy them. They are the ones most precious to me, the product of two...Show More Summary
The charities suing the Trump administration to save Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments—and how you can help
Today on the show we are joined by Land Tawney, CEO of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers, to help us better understand – from a hunter/angler perspective – the controversy surrounding recent proposed changes to Bears Ears and Grandstaircase-Escalante National Monuments...
Looking out at the northern part of Bears Ears National Monument. I had driven by the sign a hundred times, but never gone down the road. Someone in the group suggested we drive out to the Needles Overlook, since we had all come together to talk about Bears Ears National Monument, and this would give […]
Bear's Ears National Monument is a magical place. It is a place of mystery and vast vistas, a place of sacredness to many people. It is one of our country's most precious treasures. When President Obama accepted years of negotiation and work by "stakeholders" in the region and established the monument in 2016, I rejoiced. Show More Summary
On Thursday, President Trump announced that he would slash the size of Utah’s newest national monument, Bears Ears, shrinking by 85 percent land that President Barack Obama had declared protected in 2016. In response, five Indian tribes sued over Trump’s move in federal court. The tribes claim significant ancestral ties to this land and oversee […]
Earlier this month Donald Trump hailed his edict slashing Utah’s Bears Ears National Monument by some 85 percent as a great move for American citizens.
Jacob's Chair and Long Canyon are no longer included in the two smaller national monuments that replaced the former Bears Ears Monument. [Photo] Tim Peterson, courtesy of Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition On December 4, President Donald...Show More Summary
A uranium company launched a concerted lobbying campaign to scale back Bears Ears National Monument, saying such action would give it easier access to the area's uranium deposits and help it operate a nearby processing mill, according to documents obtained by The Washington Post. Show More Summary
A uranium company lobbied the Trump administration to shrink the size of Bears Ears National Monument in Utah months before President Trump announced that he would be reducing the monument by more than 1 million acres, according to documents obtained by the Washington Post. The campaign — along with the administration’s eventual decision to drastically […]
The president’s proclamation moves much of the area’s uranium deposits out of protected areas.
An update on the fight to preserve Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments.
Since President Trump announced plans Monday to slash the size of two Utah national monuments, Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante, outdoor apparel company Patagonia hasn’t been quiet about its feelings. Under the President’s decision,...Show More Summary
"The locals, accused of pilfering ancient artifacts from the surrounding desert, were charged with violating the federal Archaeological Resources Protection Act and the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act. Authorities recovered more than 40,000 artifacts, some dating to 6,000 B.C., Smithsonian Magazine reported. Show More Summary