On December 28, 2016, President Barack Obama designated over 1.5 million acres for two new national monuments — Bears Ears in Utah and Gold Butte in Nevada. The Bears Ears monument covers 1.35 million acres–a region larger than the state of Delaware, and the Gold Butte monument covers about 300,000 acres. Obama’s decision limits access and activities on vast amounts of land, reducing the...
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Obama’s Last Minute Land Grabs