The fight to protect bears’ ears

Why Patagonia Is Using 360-Video To Defend Bears Ears National Monument

Back in December, President Obama designated two new national monuments, protecting Bears Ears Buttes in southeastern Utah, and Nevada’s Golden Butte, northeast of Las Vegas, covering a total of 1.35 million acres of federal land. The move in Utah was a contentious one, as Utah Republicans—who also worked to protect much of the land surrounding Bears Ears, just not all of it—cried foul over “[politicizing] a long-simmering conflict.” Last month, Utah Governor Gary Herbert signed a resolution challenging the new designation, calling on President Trump to rescind the national monument status from Bears Ears. ….[READ]