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Trump opens national monument land to energy exploration

The Trump administration finalized plans to open land once in Utah’s Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument to mining and oil and gas exploration.
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Oil was central in decision to shrink Bears Ears Monument, emails show

Interior Department emails obtained by The New York Times in a lawsuit indicate that oil exploration was the central factor in the decision to scale back the monument.
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Uranium miners pushed hard for a comeback. They got their wish

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.
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The looting of America’s public lands

Mr. Trump thinks the environment has gotten too good a deal, so he eliminated two million acres from national monuments in Utah.
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Bears Ears National Monument is shrinking. Here's what it means.

President Trump has announced deep cuts to Bears Ears National Monument. Here’s how the boundaries of the monument have changed.
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Trump slashes size of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase monuments

The drastic cuts to the protected area of the national monument in Utah are expected to touch off a legal battle that could alter the course of American land conservation.
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