Today, July 10, is the final day of public comment on the Interior Department's review of national monuments created after January 1, 1996, with 27 monuments subject to possible delisting.
Over the last few weeks, Zinke visited national monuments under review in Utah, Maine and other places to meet with different stakeholders.
"Too often under previous administrations, decisions were made in the Washington, D.C., bubble, far removed from the local residents who actually work the land and have to live with the consequences of D.C.'s actions", Zinke said Tuesday.
"The people in Colorado are exhausted of an administration that can't govern between the commercial breaks", said Bennet.
There has now been an avalanche of public comment on Bears Ears; 2.7 million people have supported the protection of the monument.
"The Trump administration and Secretary Zinke have shown an alarming disrespect for America's shared public lands and cultural resources, which must be handed down to future generations healthy and intact".
Several recently-designated monuments have been the target of Republican lawmakers, primarily the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah, which President Obama designated in December of 2016.
Now protected under the Antiquities Act of 1906 - legislation that reflected the naturalist passions of Republican President Theodore Roosevelt - the monuments are treasured by many tourists, locals and environmentalists alike, but also eyed by businesses (and their workers) prevented by statute from exploiting their lands and waters.
Bishop and other Utah lawmakers, including Gov. Gary Herbert, were incensed when Obama set aside 1.9 million acres in southeastern Utah now known as the Bears Ears National Monument.
During the campaign, Trump pledged to open up federal lands to oil and gas drilling.
The Center for Biological Diversity conducted an analysis that found vast hydrocarbon deposits under the eastern fringe of the park that have enticed the industry since 2013.
U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is interviewed by Reuters, while traveling for his National Monuments Review process, in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., June 16, 2017.
Regardless of Zinke's recommendation, some have cast doubt on whether Trump is within his legal authority to reduce or eliminate the national monuments.