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The Debate Over Bears Ears

Al Hartmann | Salt Lake Tribune
The Bears Ears in southeastern Utah

Native American tribes have asked the Obama administration to use the Antiquities Act to protect nearly 2 million acres of land in southeastern Utah. It’s a region known as Bears Ears, and it contains more than 100,000 archaeological and sacred sites. Opponents of the proposal—including many high-ranking Utah officials—agree the land needs some kind of protection, but they say a monument’s the wrong way to do it. Monday, we’ll hear from both sides in the debate over the Bears Ears National Monument.

  • Brian Maffly, Salt Lake Tribune
  • Utah State Senator David Hinkins (R, District 27)
  • Willie Grayeyes, Utah Diné Bikéyah