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Speaker LoRenzo Bates with federal officials and tribes from the Bears Ears Coalition at Bears Ears July 17. Submitted photo

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Speaker Bates urges Obama administration to support the Bears Ears National Conservation Area/National Monument proposal

BEARS EARS, Utah - Navajo Nation Council Speaker LoRenzo Bates took part in a historic meeting with federal officials urging the Obama administration to support the designation of 1.9 million acres of land in San Juan County in Utah as a national conservation area or monument.