House Democrat Celebrates Bears Ears Designation

Media Statement
For Immediate Release: December 28, 2016
Contact:               Elizabeth Converse, Communications Director
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House Democrat Celebrates Bears Ears Designation
Salt Lake City - Representative Patrice Arent celebrated the announcement from President Obama designating Bears Ears National Monument.
Arent said, “We have seen a powerful call to action by tribal communities to protect their history, holy places and their ancestral experience. I am grateful that President Obama recognizes the importance of this extraordinary national treasure to present and future generations, and applaud his action to preserve this land of amazing scenic beauty and incredible cultural significance.  I also appreciate the work of Secretary Jewell, including the time she spent visiting Bears Ears and holding public hearings.  I look forward to the combined work of tribal leaders and federal agencies as they build a future for the land that is in the best interest of everyone involved.”