I am a lifetime resident of this county, and my ranch, my home, my water rights, my grazing allotment, my private land are swallowed up in this designation.
In one week we received 1197 responses, and almost half (572) were from SJC residents. Of the 1197 surveyed, only 49 individuals (4%) either supported the monument or were undecided. Of the 572 SJC residents, you might be surprised to learn that all but eight people opposed the monument…an overwhelming 98%.
We are writing to you today to inform you of our opposition to the recent 1.35 million acre Bears Ears National Monument in San Juan County as designated by President Obama. We stand with our elected city, county, and state officials, as well as, local Navajo and Ute tribes, who also oppose this designation and are currently asking President Trump to rescind it.
Many from San Juan County, Utah sat quietly and listened to the celebration, being respectful to all who attended.
An indignant Utah Senate voted 22-6 Friday to urge the unraveling of the Bears Ears National Monument designation in San Juan County, bristling at the process used under the Antiquities Act and what they say was indifference to a majority of statewide sentiment.
HCR 11 and HCR 12 Passes Utah State House approval! Resolutions will now transfer to Utah State Senate!