"A judge Friday dismissed a lawsuit from the state of Utah challenging
President Joe Biden’s restoration of two sprawling national monuments in the
state that were downsized by President Donald Trump.
U.S. District Judge David Nuffer said Biden acted within his authority when he
issued proclamations restoring Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante
National Monuments in 2021. The monuments are on land sacred to many Native
Nuffer said Biden could issue such proclamations creating monuments “as he sees
fit” and those actions were not reviewable by the court.
The part of southeastern Utah where the two monuments are located has been at
the center of some of the country’s most heated land management debates."
Via Whuffo and Kenny Chaffin.
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