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Press Release

FreedomWorks Foundation Applauds Trump’s Shrinking Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalanta

FreedomWorks Foundation President Adam Brandon made the following comment on President Trump’s announcement that he will order the reduction of the size of the Bears Ears National Monument and Grand Staircase-Escalante:

“Today we applaud President Trump, Interior Secretary Zinke, and their teams for arriving at a reasonable approach to these national monuments. We agree that priceless historic and natural wonders should be protected for future generations to enjoy. However, we find it despicable that the previous administration preyed on this nonpartisan sentiment in order to achieve political objectives that included expanding the power of the federal government over the states and obstructing industries they didn’t like. Unilaterally declaring national monuments larger than some states is ridiculous on its face. We know our activists in Utah and across the country appreciate the Trump administration’s more humble approach to the power of his pen and phone.”

FreedomWorks Foundation drove over two thousand comments during the Department of the Interior and Bureau of Land Management’s public comment period. The Regulatory Action Center is focused on providing citizens the tools to make their voices heard, making Americans making public comments on regulatory issues as common as calling their members of Congress.

Regulatory Action Center and former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli published an op-ed supporting the rollback of the excessive designation of Bears Ears, calling it a federal land grab.