New National Monuments

New National Monuments

Top of Mind with Julie Rose

Government Shutdown Drama, New National Monuments

Episode: Government Shutdown Drama, New National Monuments

  • Dec 8, 2017
  • 17:27 mins

Guest: John Ruple, JD, Associate Professor of Law, Wallace Stegner Center for Land Resources and the Environment, University of Utah Multiple lawsuits have been filed over the big move President Trump announced during a visit to Utah this week. The President dramatically reduced the size of two national monuments in Utah – Grand Staircase-Escalante and Bears Ears – and created five smaller monuments in their place.  Utah’s governor, members of Congress and many local officials in the region of these two monuments applaud the President’s move. Meanwhile, five Native American tribes and many environmental groups say the President has overstepped his authority and want the court to block the changes.