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Chaffetz Statement on Secretary Zinke’s Bears Ears Recommendation

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Washington, Jun 12, 2017 | comments

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) released the following statement following recommendation released by the U.S. Department of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to reduce the size of Bears Ears National Monument:

“I join my rural Utah constituents in celebrating today’s recommendation. This is an important first step in reversing President Obama’s gross abuse of the Antiquities Act. Secretary Zinke’s exemplary effort to engage with local Utahns is to be commended. A locally-driven, legislative approach is the best way to strike a balance among the people who love and use the vast acreage surrounding the Bears Ears. Now it is up to Congress to find a win-win solution that will create a balance between conservation and use.”

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