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Statement on the Restoration of Bears Ears

“There is no reason for President Biden to delay on restoring Bears Ears National Monument and expanding it to 1.9 M acres. The people have already spoken. When Secretary Zinke conducted a public review in 2017, more than 2 million Americans submitted comments with 98% in support of protections. The same year, votes were held in every Navajo Chapter House in Utah during Townhall style meetings (all citizens vote). Once again, 98% of Navajo citizens in Utah voted in favor of protection (Note the Aneth Chapter House did not hold a vote).”  – Woody Lee, Executive Director, Utah Diné Bikéyah

You can find these and other statistics here

Read more on the current discussion of the restoration in this article by the Salt Lake Tribune.

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