Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) announced Thursday that the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee will be conducting a field hearing at San Juan County High School in Blanding, Utah on July 27, at 3:00 p.m.
“When it comes to how the federal government wishes to dispose of its land in Utah, Utahns deserve to be heard,” Lee said. “This field hearing will provide Utahns a forum to share their views on a possible Bears Ears monument designation with some of the federal bureaucrats that will be making that decision. Ideally, the Department of Interior would hold off, and allow a legislative compromise to move forward. Hopefully this hearing will push them towards that course of action.”
The Committee will hear testimony from local residents including members of the Navajo Nation. House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop will also be there and representatives from the Interior Department and the Forest Service have been invited to testify.
Sen. Lee will stay on for a town hall question and answer session immediately following the hearing.