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Local officials in Utah file briefs supporting lawsuit challenging Trump’s NMon cuts

SALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski and 20 other mayors and council members across Utah filed documents supporting lawsuits challenging President Donald Trump's 2017 decision to shrink two national monuments in southern Utah.

Biskupski, Boulder Mayor Steve Cox and Bluff Mayor Ann Leppanen highlighted a group who signed briefs favoring lawsuits filed by The Wilderness Society and Hopi Tribe against Trump's decision to shrink Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments, according to a release from the Salt Lake City mayor's office.

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