Will Obama Make a Remote Corner of Utah, Known as 'Bear Ears,' America's Newest National Monument?

epa05660620 (02/25) The Colorado River winds around the northern reaches of the proposed Bear Ears National Monument (center), with Canyonlands National Park in the background, viewed from Dead Horse Point State Park near Moab, Utah, USA, 12 November 2016. In October 2015, a coalition of five Indian nations, including the Hopi, Ute, and Navajo, formally proposed the monument, attempting to preserve the parcel's 100,000 archeological sites from ongoing looting and grave robbing. Less than two months before handing over the White House to President Elect Trump, President Obama must decide if it's worth the political capital to designate Bear Ears a national monument. EPA/JIM LO SCALZO VIEW THE FULL STORY ON http://www.epa.eu/feature-packages/archive/2016/bear-ears ** Usable by LA, CT and MoD ONLY **
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