President Donald Trump’s decision to reduce two national monuments in the West is coming under fire. A roundup of editorials Tuesday takes a look at the issue.
Opinions from the left:
From Slate: Cutting the monuments will do nothing but make the rich a lot richer.
BREAKING: @realDonaldTrump violates Indigenous Rights by removing monument protection of #BearsEars and #GrandStaircaseEscalante. 2 million acres are now vulnerable to oil and gas development. #PublicLands #MonumentsForAll #StandWithBearsEars pic.twitter.com/OdLPg21ZtK— IndigenousEnviroNet (@IENearth) December 4, 2017
From The Salt Lake Tribune: If the president can do this without regard to what the people of the state want, what else will he do?
We are the largest private landowner in #BearsEars National Monument. We are deeply disappointed & concerned w/ the Administration's decision to shrink these monuments. And we have our reasons >>> https://t.co/nwxeyv57l2 pic.twitter.com/nBL6DMSPX9— Nature Conservancy (@nature_org) December 4, 2017
From The World: What is Trump thinking with the decision to shrink the monuments?