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Exclusive ‘We will circle all the wagons’ — Newly obtained emails show San Juan County’s push to reduce Bears Ears

Apr 08, 2021 - The Salt Lake Tribune

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Before President Barack Obama designated Bears Ears National Monument in December 2016, San Juan’s Republican-controlled County Commission was already devising a strategy to get it rescinded.

Phil Lyman, then a commissioner and now a state legislator, had signed a representation agreement between the county and the Louisiana-based Davillier Law Group two mon...