Sen. Lee thanks Sec. Zinke for listening to Utahns about monument abuse

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) issued the following statement Wednesday as Interior Sec. Ryan Zinke finished his four-day listening trip through Utah:

“It was an honor to meet with Sec. Zinke about public lands issues earlier this week. I have also heard so many great things about the rest of Sec. Zinke’s trip through southern Utah. I’ve heard from Blanding rancher Kenny Black, all the commissioners from San Juan, Kane and Garfield counties, and also the Stewards of San Juan. Sec. Zinke has heard these Utahns explain how Obama’s monument is hurting their lives, and I am hopeful that Zinke will address the issue by fully rescinding the designation. Thank you Sec. Zinke for listening to the people of Utah on this issue.”