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President Trump is traveling to Salt Lake City on Monday to announce he will downsize two of Utah’s national monuments, Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante.
That message is in line with recommendations from Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke. Like Trump, Zinke favors boosting production of oil and gas resources on federal lands to create jobs and enhance the nation’s energy security. At the same time, Zinke touts himself not only as an avid outdoorsman, but a follower of the conservation ideals of the 26th President of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt.