Bishop on Rescinding Bear Ears Monument

Comments Utah Representative Rob Bishop made during a 9 hour Senate hearing on Wednesday are gathering attention. The hearing to consider former Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson for secretary of State was full of heated exchanges, outbursts from environmental protestors and plenty of questions, reports Politico. Utah Representative Rob Bishop found the opportunity as the House Natural Resources Chairman to express his vision for President-elect Donald Trump to “undo a host of late-term Obama national monument designations through executive orders, telling reporters Wednesday it wouldn’t require the Congressional Review Act.” Bishop was quoted by Politico as saying, “Anything that you can create by executive fiat can be changed by executive fiat...That should be one of the things they do.” Bishop’s quote has since popped up in news articles around the nation. Back in November, Bishop garnered attention for similar comments when he stated that he isn’t concerned that a rescinding of a monument designation is unprecedented. “It’s never been done before and that’s why people are saying ‘you can’t do it’...Of course you can do it,” stated Bishop. “It’s always been implied.” 

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