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Trump's Monument Reduction Could Be Reversed Under Biden

With Joe Biden’s capture of the White House comes the possibility that Utah’s two big national monuments will be restored to their original boundaries. 

The Salt Lake Tribune reports Biden will hold the power under Antiquities Act to restore the monuments reduced by President Donald Trump. Trump's decision affecting Grand Staircase and Bears Ears is also being challenged in court under a lawsuit filed by Native American tribes. But state Republican leaders who had advocated for the reduction of the monuments say they hope Biden would work with congressional and state leaders rather than issue an executive order.