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Trump's mining giveaway

Feb 27, 2018 - Politico

On Feb. 2, President Donald Trump's directive shrinking the size of two national monuments in Utah, the largest reduction in U.S. history, officially took effect. Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments saw their collective size shrink by nearly 2 million acres, land with lucrative deposits of coal and uranium.

Conservatives cheered the news, arguing that the monuments infringed on the public's ability to use its land and that Trump's directive would allow states to mak...