Utah Delegation Tries to Block New Monuments

(KCPW News) Republicans in Utah’s Congressional delegation are sponsoring legislation to prevent the president from designating any new national monuments in the state. This week, Congressman Rob Bishop introduced the Utah Lands Sovereignty Act, co-sponsored by Congressman Jason Chaffetz, with a companion Senate bill from Senators Mike Lee and Orrin Hatch. As KCPW’s Whittney Evans reports, at least one Democratic state lawmaker from Utah supports the measure, but an environmental group says it’s not going to happen.

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