We have no infrastructure to take on the massive amounts of tourists the greedy outdoor retailers pushed on us with the Bears Ears monument designation.
Bears Ears isn’t even funded at all; what does that mean? Do my kids have to be stacked with enormous debt? Why does our country have to pay for these monuments with my hard-earned tax dollars?
We don’t want Bears Ears National Monument.
Please understand that the land and the people took care of this area long before there was ever a monument.
Again, we don’t want Bears Ears National Monument.
I just learned that former Interior Secretary Sally Jewell herself was a CEO of a private company, REI, which gains profits off the designations of national monuments all over the country. That would make sense as to why she recommended President Obama to designate Bears Ears National Monument in a very undemocratic process.
In my tribe, big issues that affect all the people are put to a vote. For some questionable reason, this issue for the monument never was brought before our eyes to vote on. It was a very undemocratic process.
White Mesa Utes
White Mesa, Utah