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Utah delegation urges Obama to refrain from monument creation

By Amy Joi O’Donoghue, Deseret News SALT LAKE CITY — President Barack Obama’s Thursday designation of three national monuments in California amplified fears by Utah’s congressional delegation that San Juan County’s Bears Ears could be next on his list, spurring a strongly worded letter urging the president to leave Utah alone. “Federal land-use policy has a major impact on the lives of those residing within and near federal lands,” the…

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