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The battle has already begun over whether President Trump acted within his authority in drastically downsizing two national monuments in Utah. On Monday, Trump issued two proclamations from the state capitol in Salt Lake City that reduced Bears Ears National Monument by some 85 percent and Grand Staircase-Escalante by about half. Just hours later, the nonprofit Earthjustice filed suit in U.S. District Court on behalf of eight conservation organizations.

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The energy industry is praising Donald Trump’s choice for Interior Secretary.


Donald Trump will be making an appearance in Utah some time before his inauguration.