While visiting Bears Ears National Monument Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke spoke with residents and others who wanted to weigh in on the monument’s status.
Prominently featured in Secretary Zinke’s tour group was Matt Anderson, a Utah-based political operative with ties to multiple entities funded by the Koch brothers.
Noticeably absent from the secretary’s tour group, however, was a single member of the five sovereign tribal nations who’ve worked tirelessly for years to permanently protect their cultural heritage within Bears Ears. The message Secretary Zinke is sending is loud and clear: multi-billion dollar campaign donors, industrial development interests, and their hired hands trump everyone else.
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