Think of the heaviest living organism on Earth, and an image of a blue whale might come to mind. In fact, the honor goes to a single massive cluster of quaking aspen stems in Utah—but maybe not for long.
Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch’s office has been slowly trickling out details on the future of the Bears Ears National Monument. Central and Eastern Utah Director Ron Dean, who works underneath Hatch, told a commission in a meeting Tuesday he expects the monument’s 1.35 million acres to shrink to 100,000 to 300,000 acres.
When it comes to race, the United States is still a long way from figuring it all out—and, apparently, that includes names for famous geographic landmarks.
On Wednesday, the House Natural Resources Committee sent a bill that would overhaul the 1906 Antiquities Act to the full House floor for consideration. Authored by one of the act’s most fervent opponents and chairman of the committee, Rep. Rob Bishop (R-Utah), the bill is a direct attack on the President’s power to…