I live in southern Utah with the Grand Staircase Escalante NM surrounding me. Indeed, I moved here in large part because of the landscapes and wild, dramatic character of the land. The process by which the monument was “downsized” was the sneakiest most deceitful thing I’ve ever seen regarding public lands - and that’s saying a lot. No maps were provided, no details were released, until it was all said and done. Place like the Circle Cliffs, in the heart of the monument, were cut out because of - tar sands. Other areas had uranium, oil and gas, coal, other minerals. Many locals were cheering because they believe the monument destroyed their ways of life. That is total bullshit. There is as much cattle grazing on these lands as ever (and they show it). The economy of this area is increasingly fueled by tourism (and there are sustainability issues there as well). Criticisms that the monument has brought overcrowding are lame, since the same county commissioners and state officials who bitch about that spend hundreds of thousands of dollars a year to promote specific locales on the monument that no one used to even know about. Zinke belongs behind bars along with Trump and a lot of other characters. Their actions defy representative government and spit in the face of not only the people, but the “homeland” for which we claim so much patriotic pride. So you take a sacred landscape that transcends the ugliness of human civilization as it currently exist, and you make plans to rape it. How can anyone of conscience condone this?