Wyden statement on Administration’s decision to shrink Bears Ears, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments

Washington, D.C. – After the Trump administration’s decision to shrink two national monuments in Utah today, U.S. Sen Ron Wyden, D-Ore., issued the following statement:

“The president’s unprecedented and astonishing decision to shrink the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments is based on faulty information,”Wyden said. “The battle to safeguard Utah’s national monuments for all Americans to enjoy will continue in the courtroom. The fight must continue to protect our public lands across the country, including the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument in southern Oregon, from Trump’s and Zinke’s erratic and destructive agenda to restrict access to lands that belong to all Americans in order to benefit large corporations and donors.”