WASHINGTON—U.S. Senators Mike Lee (R-UT), Mitt Romney (R-UT), and Representatives Chris Stewart (R-UT), John Curtis (R-UT), Burgess Owens (R-UT), and Blake Moore (R-UT) today reiterated their request to meet with the president before he makes a final decision on the boundaries and management of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments.
“We reiterate our request that the president publicly release the Secretary’s report recommendations and meet with our delegation before making a final decision on the monuments’ boundaries,” the delegation said in a joint statement. “We also urge the administration to work with our delegation, as well as with state, local, and tribal leaders, to craft a permanent, legislative solution, which we believe is the only path to resolving this longstanding issue and providing much-needed certainty to our communities.”
- Last week, the delegation sent a letter to President Biden requesting that he meet with them before making a final decision on the monuments’ boundaries and asked that Secretary Haaland’s full report be made available to Congress.