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O’Halleran Praises President’s Monument Decisions

O’Halleran Praises President’s Monument Decisions
October 08
13:46 2021

O’Halleran Applauds Biden Decision to Restore Bears Ears, Grand Staircase-Escalante

US Representative Tom O’Halleran

VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK – Today, following President Biden’s decision to reinstate the original boundaries of Bears Ears National Monument and Grand Staircase-Escalante, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) released the following statement:

“Today, President Biden took decisive action to protect precious public lands, within which lie clues to millions of years of earth’s history and places sacred to many tribal communities. I was humbled to be invited to the White House for this important signing ceremony but will be in Arizona for meetings with constituents; I offer my sincerest gratitude to the president and to Secretary Haaland on this important action for Native American communities.”

Five area Native American tribes know Bears Ears as a sacred place, including the Hopi and Navajo Nation, both of which O’Halleran represents in Congress.

The previous administration’s decision to redraw the boundaries of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante reversed the traditions of presidents from both parties in setting aside important lands for conservation cultural heritage and went beyond the recommendations of the Interior Department.

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