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A sunset panorama of Bears Ears, which President Barack Obama designated as a National Monument Dec. 28 citing its cultural importance to Native people. Photo/Tim Peterson

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Guest column: Navajo Nation will defend Bears Ears National Monument

Leaders of the Navajo Nation are extremely disappointed in President Donald Trump’s announcement that he will diminish the size of the Bears Ears National Monument.

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1.4 million weigh in on administration’s review of national monuments

An Interior Department plan to review recently designated national monuments has drawn more than 1.4 million public comments, a phenomenal number that one advocate said he had not seen in 25 years of environmental activism.