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Save Bears Ears – NO Monument

Throughout the history of this land the people whom have chosen to call it home have always had the access they needed to achieve their land goals, whether it be for food, heat, recreation, or ceremonies...

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With the designation of the monument our local schools have lost their SITLA lands.  SITLA uses and manages land to raise money to help fund public eduction. These SITLA lands are our children's...

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Making land a tourist attraction, which a national monument does, has never helped preserve and save guard pristine, untouched locations. Our local school, scout troops, tribes, and church groups teach...

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The generations upon generations of people, whom have chosen to call this rugged landscape their home, have used the land to survive. Some need it to heat their homes, to feed their families, and more as their only source of water... 

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There are cattle ranchers, tour guides, gravel pits operators, photographers, and many more who use this land to provide for their families. Their livelihoods depend on continued access, access that history has show will be...

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Our local economy has always been one free from the extreme ups and down. We depend on each other and our land to survive. Our economy is most likely to become a tourism based economy. A tourism economy is not stable...

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The Truth

Local Native Americans do NOT support the monument.
It has been said that the monument designation proposal was created by local tribes and pushed by local tribes. That is not true. It was created by a man named Gavin Noyes. It is was supported by non-local tribes after leaving out vital information.
The locals want the land protected.
The locals depend on this land to survive - to survive. Keeping the land pristine and replenishing matters most to those who need that to feed their families. Is a gardener destroying his land when he tends it? Native history is in these hills, local history, it is priceless.
Bears Ears is NOT being developed.
There is not a single mine or oil rig running in the national monument, it has been that way for a long time. The idea of condos and strip malls being built throughout the area is more than laughable. The closest towns are more than thirty minutes away. Who would shop there?
The NPS cannot afford this monument.
The federal government will hundreds of millions of dollars behind in national monument upkeep - in Utah alone. How do they plan to protect a monument of this size when they cannot afford the monuments they do have?
The monument violates the Antiquities Act.
The Antiquities Act states that in every instance a monument "shall be confined to the smallest area compatible with proper care." 1.35 million acres was designated. 1.35 MILLION is not the smallest area.
No Co-Management
This national monument will not be "co-managed" by tribes. The proclamation clearly states that all decisions will be made by The Department of Interior.
 
 

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There are 15,000 people in San Juan County, UT - that includes the children. The people here are fighting against hundreds of thousands of radical environmentalists, and millions of dollars in donations. This is about our lives, our children, our futures, and our history.  Those things matter so much more than a rich man's easily accessible playground.