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Trump Did 'The Right Thing' In Shrinking National Monuments, Utah Official Says06:21Download

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President Trump signs a presidential proclamation shrinking the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments at the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City, Utah, Dec. 4, 2017. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)MoreCloseclosemore
President Trump signs a presidential proclamation shrinking the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments at the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City, Utah, Dec. 4, 2017. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

Several Native American and environmental groups have already initiated legal battles against President Trump's decision to slash the size of two national monuments in Utah, but some local officials are applauding the move.

Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with Leland Pollock, commissioner of Garfield County, which contains a large portion of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.

This segment aired on December 5, 2017.

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