Democratic presidential hopeful promises to undo Trump's Utah NMon cuts
SALT LAKE CITY — Elizabeth Warren is headed to Utah on Wednesday after promising to restore broader public lands protections for two of the state's high-profile national monuments if elected president. It's a move that would not endear her to Utah's GOP establishment but could appeal to voters across the West angered by President Donald Trump's decision to shrink the monuments.
Warren's plan is part of a broader energy proposal that puts her among the few Democratic candidates talking about public lands, a hot topic in the region. Warren, a U.S. senator from Massachusetts, said in a blog post Monday that shrinking the two expansive Southwestern monuments opens up more land to mining and drilling and could cause "irreversible damage."