The nearly two million acres in southeastern Utah is so important that five tribes are proposing an unprecedented collaboration with the federal government. The coalition wants President Barack Obama to establish the Bears Ears National Monument. A proposal by Utah’s representatives in Congress would preempt that effort. We will get an update on the effort to protect Bears Ears. We’ll also discuss the implications of national monument status.
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Natasha Hale (Navajo) – staffer for the Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition
Casey Snider – legislative director for Utah Congressman Rob Bishop
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