Chaffetz Applauds Executive Order to Review Antiquities Act
WASHINGTON –Today, Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) released the following statement after President Trump signed an Executive Order calling for a review of Antiquities Act designations – including Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments in Utah.
"Unilaterally locking up millions of acres of land for political gain was not the original intent of the Antiquities Act. Imposing such designations without any kind of local support from those who will bear the burden is an abuse of power. I strongly support President Trump’s order to review the gross misuse of such an outdated law. The American people – especially Utahns – deserve better than to have their livelihoods turned upside down with the stroke of a pen.”