Tom Udall

Trump plans big cuts in two Utah national monument boundaries

Trump plans big cuts in two Utah national monument boundaries

In what would be an extraordinary test of a chief executive’s authority to revoke boundaries of the country’s national monuments, President Trump is expected to formally propose chopping Utah’s Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante monuments into five separate and much smaller national monuments.

A map of the proposed changes was made public by the Wilderness Society. Although the White House did not comment on the president’s monuments plan, the Interior Department said the leaked maps were accurate but not final.

The president is scheduled to make an announcement on the monuments during an appearance Monday in Salt Lake...

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