Haaland Sends Recommendation On Utah Monuments To President

Jun 4, 2021

Interior Secretary Deb Haaland has made her recommendation about whether to reverse President Donald Trump’s decision to downsize two sprawling national monuments in Utah. 

In this April 8, 2021 file photo U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland tours near ancient dwellings along the Butler Wash trail during a visit to Bears Ears National Monument, near Blanding, Utah. Haaland has made her recommendation about whether to reverse President Donald Trump's decision to downsize two sprawling national monuments in Utah, but details on her decision were not released.
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But details on her decision have not yet been released. A court filing Thursday in a legal battle that began more than three years ago shows the Interior Department gave the report to President Biden on Wednesday. It doesn’t say what is in that report. Interior Department spokeswoman Melissa Schwartz declined to provide any information about the report. Haaland traveled to Utah in April as she became the latest cabinet official to step into a long-running public lands tug-of-war.