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Tribe, Environmentalists Seek to Intervene in Monuments Suit

Nov. 23, 2022, 3:11 PM

Ten environmental groups moved Tuesday to intervene in a lawsuit filed by Utah to undermine the White House’s ability to use the Antiquities Act to create expansive national monuments.

The groups join the Navajo Nation in moving to intervene in the case, Garfield County v. Biden, the Utah county and the state of Utah filed in US District Court for the District of Utah in August.

In the lawsuit, Utah officials claim that President Joe Biden “abused” his authority and violated the law when he re-established the boundaries of Grand Staircase-Escalante and Bears Ears national monuments. Both are in ...