Environmental Politics, Nature

San Juan County withdraws Bears Ears objection

April 29, 2019

Amy Brunvand

The three-member San Juan County Commission has voted to withdraw support for a 2017 Trump administration decision to shrink the size of Bears Ears National Monument.

The Commission shifted from Republican to Democratic after a judge ordered the County to re-draw gerrymandered districts that discriminated against Navajo voters.

At the 2019 Stegner Center Symposium, keynote speaker Sally Jewel, President Obama’s Interior Secretary, said that she believes supports of Bears Ears National Monument will win in court.