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Biden Restores Protections at Three Monuments, Reversing Trump

  • President reinstates boundaries for two monuments in Utah
  • Protections re-established for Atlantic marine monument
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President Joe Biden ordered the restoration of environmental protections at three national monuments that had been reduced by former President Donald Trump. 

Biden signed executive actions reversing Trump’s decision to shrink Bears Ears National Monument by nearly 85% and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument by almost half. Both are in Utah. Biden also restored protections for the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts, the Atlantic Ocean’s only national marine monument.