Interior Secretary Deb Haaland has recommended that the boundaries of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments in Utah be restored to what they were before President Trump slashed over 2 million acres from the monuments in 2017.
Time is of the essence because looters have plundered sacred sites that had been protected inside the original Bears Ears boundary and other former monument locations are threatened by mineral development. At Grand Staircase-Escalante, livestock grazing and off-road vehicle travel have increased on former national monument lands.
President Biden has the authority under the Antiquities Act to unilaterally restore the boundaries of these national monuments and protect these two remarkable places. Please urge him to take action today.
Photo Credit: Bureau of Land Management