Utahns React to Presidential visit

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) To talk about the presidential proclamation and the president’s visit, Jason Perry, the director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics joined Good Morning Utah with Emily Clark.

The president is slashing the boundaries of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments. Today bears ears stands at about 1.4 million acres. The modified version will be about 228,700 acres. .

Grand Staircase-Escalante currently covers 1.8 million acres. It’s being cut to just over one million acres. The president says he’s doing this, because locals know how to best manage the land.

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