Obama created national monuments at Bears Ears and Gold Butte, sites with huge significance to Native Americans.
While consensus supporting a designation grew, many Utah politicians argued that the president’s action is an abuse of power.
Trump’s Interior secretary pick set high standards for himself, but his lofty promises to rural voters are a problem.
Rep. Ryan Zinke has long listened to Montana tribes, but environmentalists say he tilts in favor of extractive industry.
The federal government’s decision on Dakota Access pipeline could signal a shift in U.S.-tribal relations.