Grand Staircase-Escalante: ‘New opportunities’ or ‘plan of plunder?’

A controversial goal to increase economic and recreational opportunities under the Trump administration at Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument were unveiled Friday in a move that drew a quick and strong response from a number of environmental groups, but state and federal officials lauded the proposed environmental analysis and management plans, according to statements released by the BLM and more than a dozen environmental groups that stand in opposition.