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Gold Rush-Style Grab of Public Lands to Begin
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Despite protests from conservationists, local tribe leaders, Democratic lawmakers and even the United Nations' expert on Indigenous rights, Trump administration will allow citizens and companies to start staking claims on sections of the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments in Utah so the new stakeholders can conduct hard rock mining on the formerly protected lands.

Read more: https://www.ecowatch.com/bears-ears-monument-controversy-2530487057.html