RELEASE: Utah Dems Commend Pres. Biden on Restoring Bears Ears / Grand Staircase-Escalante Nat’l Monuments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Joshua Rush, Communications Director

Phone: +1 (801) 830-0645

Email: press@utdem.org

UTAH DEMOCRATS COMMEND PRES. BIDEN ON RESTORING BEARS EARS & GRAND STAIRCASE-ESCALANTE NAT’L MONUMENTS

SALT LAKE CITY, October 8th 2021 — Backed by tribal leaders, most Utahns, and the nation’s community of outdoor and conservation enthusiasts, today President Biden announced that he would sign an executive order returning Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments to their rightful size after the Trump administration shrunk them, caving to big-business interests. Surrounded by Utah Democratic legislators Sen. Kathleen Riebe, Rep. Joel Briscoe, and Rep. Angela Romero, President Biden will return these lands from the drilling, grazing, and mining industries back to the people.

 

“President Biden, with today’s actions has listened to indigenous tribes, to the plurality of Utahns, and to everyone who has enjoyed the splendor of Utah’s stunning natural lands,” said Acting Utah Democratic Party Chair Diane Lewis, “In yet another act of serving the people of Utah and the nation, President Biden has shown his commitment to protecting sacred lands from desecration and climate arson.”

 

While Utah Republicans, including Sen. Mitt Romney, Gov. Spencer Cox, Atty. Gen. Sean Reyes, Senate Pres. J. Stewart Adams, and Speaker Brad Wilson have condemned the move by the President, Utah Democrats are honored and excited to finally have a president in office who isn’t in the pocket of oil and truly cares about Utah’s tribes and outdoors.

Utah Democratic Party leadership is available for comment. Please reach out to Joshua Rush, 801-830-0645.

 

The Utah Democratic Party is the face and voice of Democrats in the State of Utah. We believe that Utahns deserve strong, competent leadership that puts the people and democracy first.