1. National Trust Testimony: Utah Public Lands Initiative Act: In this testimony to the House Natural Resources Committee on September 14, 2016 Stephanie K. Meeks, President and CEO of the National Trust joined the broad-based request that the President utilize his authority under the Antiquities Act to protect the nationally significant cultural and archaeological resources of the Bears Ears area this year. In addition, the National Trust opposes H.R. 5781, the “PLI Partner Act,” which would limit the President’s authority to proclaim national monuments in certain areas of Utah. Full testimony available below.2. Comments to Secretary Zinke from the National Trust for Historic Preservation regarding the review of national monuments since 1966, specifically Bears Ears National Monument. (May 25, 2017)3. Bears Ears Complaint: The full brief of the Bears Ears Complaint filed 12/6/17.4. National Trust Testimony: Forgotten Voices: The Inadequate Review and Improper Alteration of Our National Monuments: In this testimony to the House Natural Resources Committee on March 13, 2019 Tom Cassidy, Vice President of Government Relations and Policy at the National Trust presented the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s perspective on the Trump Administration’s review and alteration of national monuments, including Bears Ears National Monument in Utah. Full testimony available below.
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