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U.S. Interior Secretary On Bears Ears: "I'm Listening."

Judy Fahys
U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell heard from many tribal leaders about the coalition's Bears Ears proposal during her recent Utah visit. Here, she's sitting next to coalition co-chair Regina Lopez Whiteskunk.

Senator Mike Lee is hosting a field hearing in southeastern Utah today on the proposed Bears Ears National Monument, and Congressman Rob Bishop and Governor Gary Herbert are scheduled to testify. They oppose a tribal coalition's proposal to create the monument here, and they want to persuade the Obama administration that Utah doesn’t want it. But U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell heard different views when she visited the area earlier this month. KUER's Judy Fahys caught up with her after a listening session as members of the tribal coalition gathered in a meadow below Bears Ears Buttes.

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