Grand Canyon Trust. "It is clear that the Department of the Interior repeatedly ignored science, public opinion, local economic benefits, cultural resources, and all other available evidence to arrive at recommendations to eliminate protections for national monuments."
Resolution Affirming Support and Stewardship for New Mexico’s Rio Grande del Norte and Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monuments
All Pueblo Council of Governors. "Pueblo nations remain opposed to the illegal attacks by President Trump against Bears Ears National Monument in Utah that shrunk the protected area by some 90 percent."
NCAI opposes President Trump’s efforts to reduce two monuments that hold tribal sacred places. Today, President Trump issued Presidential Proclamations reducing the size of the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase national monuments in Utah...
Lawsuit Filed against Federal Agencies for Withholding Information on National Monuments from the Public
Grand Canyon Trust. "Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has yet to disclose how he incorporated input from Native American tribes and the 2.8 million Americans who urged protections for national monuments in the public comment period into his leaked draft recommendations to shrink monuments and gut their protections. "
U.S. Senator Tom Udall, vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, called Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's recommendations to reduce the size of Bears Ears National Monument "deeply disrespectful and insulting" to the Native American Tribes who urged protection for the culturally significant region.
Grand Canyon Trust Blog. Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke conducts a monument review on his visit to Utah. "His statements reveal that the secretary has not studied the Bears Ears National Monument proclamation"
Official Obama White House Press Release.
Grand Canyon Trust. "We agree completely. Bears Ears is too important to be influenced by political sensitivities. We stand with the intertribal coalition; Bears Ears needs protection now."