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NATIONAL MONUMENTS: Committee takes up bill to rework Bears Ears

Jan 08, 2018 - Environment & Energy Daily

A House panel this week will review legislation to enshrine President Trump's reductions to the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah while also banning new mining claims in the site's original 1.35-million-acre footprint. The House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Federal Lands will hold a hearing on H.R. 4532, sponsored by Utah Rep. John Curtis (R). Under Curtis' legislation, Congress would establish two new national monuments: the 142,000-acre Shash Jaa National Monument and the 86,000-acre I...