December 4, 2017
President Trump announced plans to roll back Obama-era monument designations in Utah.
During a speech Monday, the president said he is signing two proclamations which will shrink the Bears Ears National Monument and the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.
He called the measures a reversal of federal overreach, and says the move will restore the rights of land to the people of Utah.
The president says the residents of the state know how to protect and conserve their own land, and Washington politicians do not.
He added, lands must be protected and now will be protected by this new measure.