Thousands protest Trump's decision to reduce Utah National Monuments

Commentary We encourage and support Utah’s federal delegation changing the Antiquities Act

Trump to Slash Bears Ears & Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments

"It is also an affront to Native American Tribes".

An estimated 5,000 people or more gathered for the "Rally Against Trump's Monumental Mistake".

Trump has told Republican Sen.

The program which will be declared with President Trump a stop off Salt Lake City, would observe both Bears Ears Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments segmented into various minute conserves according to the maps procured by the Wilderness Society.

Trump and his deputies have argued that numerous national monuments designated by previous presidents under the 1906 Antiquities Act were overly broad given what needed to be protected. The protest took place two days ahead of the official visit of the US President Donald Trump to Utah's capital.

Bears Ears was designated a national monument in 2016 by President Barack Obama.

Al Hartmann | The Salt Lake Tribune Senate President Wayne L. Niederhauser smiles at members before banging the gavel to open the 2016 session of the Utah Legislature Monday Jan. 25

Documents obtained by The Washington Post suggested that Bears Ears would be reduced by 85 per cent, from 1.35 million acres (5,463 square kilometres) to 201,397 acres (815 square kilometres), while Grand Staircase-Escalante was to be halved from almost 1.9 million acres (7,689 square kilometres) to 997,490 acres (4,037 square kilometres).

The preferred cutback appended that the three monuments sculptured out of Grand Staircase-Escalante would be diminished by about 50% from its present size to less than one million acres.

Hatch said in a statement Thursday that 'details of the president's announcement are his and his alone to share, ' but added: 'I appreciate his willingness to listen to my advice and even more importantly, to give the people of Utah a voice in this process'.

Natalie Landreth, an attorney for the Native American Rights Fund, said her group has already drafted a lawsuit to challenge Trump's action, which she called unprecedented and illegal.

The President is expected to "shrink" the monuments in a Salt Lake City event on Monday.

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