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Bears Ears, Grand Staircase-Escalante and Other National Monuments Trump Administration Could Reduce in Antiquities Act

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'Nearly half the monuments recently reviewed at Trump's request will reportedly be cut down or face other changes. Trump complained too much land was locked up in the protected spaces created by Obama and  Clinton.The ocean reserves of Ne Canyons & Seamounts, off the Mass.coast, Rose Atoll & the Pacific Remote Islands have been suggested for commercial fishing. The changes could have serious economic implications for areas around the monuments. Similarly the reduction of Utah’s 1.9-million acre Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument could allow for coal and oil exploration. Zinke’s report says the area contains “an estimated several billion tons of oil and large oil deposits.”

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