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Editorial: Trump will set off “new conservation war” when he announces cuts to Utah NMons

I wrote my first letter pleading for preservation of Utah’s Kaiparowits Plateau as a college student 45 years ago. When President Clinton proclaimed Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in 1996, he ended a 30-year debate about whether we should strip-mine coal on the Kaiparowits, a vast and remote wildland offering rich resources for scientific research. I thought the plateau, one of three key landscapes protected by the monument, was safe.


Turns out the monument’s canyons, plateaus and riversheds still need defending.


http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-trimble-grand-staircase-20171201-story.html

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