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Obama Creates New National Monuments in Utah, Nevada-   WASHINGTON, DC, December 30, 2016 (ENS) - Presiden

Obama Creates New National Monuments in Utah, Nevada-   WASHINGTON, DC, December 30, 2016 (ENS) - Presiden

WASHINGTON, DC , December 30, 2016 (ENS) – President Barack Obama has designated two more national monuments – Bears Ears National Monument in southeastern Utah and the Gold Butte National Monument in southeastern Nevada. The designations bring to 26 the number of monuments Obama has created under the Antiquities Act, protecting 550 million acres of public lands and waters, more than any other President. The designations complete what tribes, members of Congress, state and local officials, and local business and community leaders have sought for decades, but Congress has failed to take action, so on December 28, the President did. A view of Bears Ears National Monument (Photo by Josh Ewing / Inter-Tribal Coalition ) “I am designating two new national monuments in the desert landscapes of southeastern Utah and southern Nevada to protect some of our country’s most important ...

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