Report: Trump plans to shrink Bears Ears by 85 percent, Grand Staircase-Escalante by half

SALT LAKE CITY — President Donald Trump will announce he plans to shrink Bears Ears National Monument by 85 percent and to shrink Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument by half during his visit to Salt Lake City next week, according to a report by The Washington Post, which cites documents the media outlet obtained.

“The move will represent the most significant reductions by any president to designations made under the 1906 Antiquities Act, which gives the president unilateral authority to protect imperiled sites on federal lands and in federal waters,” the report said.

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