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Ignoring lawsuit, Trump finalizes plans to cut down Bears Ears and Grand Staircase–Escalante NMons

The Trump administration has finalized plans to dramatically shrink the scope of the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments despite an ongoing legal challenge from environmentalists and Native American tribes.

Officials said during a call with reporters that the finalized plans were similar to previous proposals but contained some "tweaks," including that cattle will not graze on a large portion the Escalante River.

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