The Department of the Interior received more than 2.8 million public comments on its decision illegally shrinking Bears Ears National Monument and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. An overwhelming majority rejected any changes – but the Trump administration went ahead anyway.
The Natural Resources Committee – naturalresources.house.gov – held a full Committee hearing March 13 to uncover Trump’s motivations and examine the impacts of the biggest rollback of public lands protections in modern history.
Trump ignored tribes, scientists & the public when he ripped Bears Ears & Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments apart. As Chair of @NRdems I’m fighting for #MonumentsForAll. Today we're listening to the voices Trump ignored. Watch Live https://t.co/4ezdYHV14g pic.twitter.com/x3jS1kbRqP
— Raul M. Grijalva (@RepRaulGrijalva) March 13, 2019