The Bears Ears region, home to some of our nation's earliest antiquities, can open the eyes of people who want to learn about a past that is older than what is usually taught, and if protected, can help create a more informed national citizenry.
I cherish it beyond words, and my entire adult life has been devoted to trying to get people to appreciate and protect it. It has therefore come as a small disappointment to the promoters of a Bears Ears National Monument designation that I have not climbed on board their crusade.
Massive tracts of land being declared National Monuments violates the very Antiquities Act used to enact them as they are to be "confined to the smallest area compatible with proper care and management of the objects to be protected." What object is being protected that requires a landmass larger than Delaware to protect it?
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