Skip to comments.Trump Is Rolling Back Obama’s Last-Minute Land Grab. Here’s What Must Come Next.
Posted on 12/06/2017 10:45:15 AM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Today marked an important moment as President Donald Trump made much-needed changes to sweeping land use designations made under previous administrations.
The Trump administration listened to the combined voices of individual citizens, tribal members, small communities, and elected officials from the county, state, and federal levels. In doing so, Trump has responded to Utahns calls by dramatically reducing the size of both the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments, which had a combined land mass larger than the state of Connecticut.
This is a good step forward in reforming a law that has too easily been abused to drown out the voices of the people who care most about these lands. Today marks a victory for the people of southern Utah who know and love their public lands the most.
Trumps bold move to reduce the size of the Grand Staircase-Escalante and Bears Ears monuments is the result of a true grass-roots effort. Locals held rallies, lobbied their representatives, passed resolutions, fundraised, and so much more, traveling hundreds of miles to do so.
While Kane, Garfield, and San Juan counties celebrate, they understand that these two national monuments were just a symptom of a much larger problem.
Unlike previous designations, recent national monuments were not about protecting specific historic and cultural sites as outlined in the Antiquities Act. Instead, political gamesmanship, outdoor recreation, presidential legacies, climate change, and a host of other motivations drove the designation process.
The result is expansive national monuments that restrict access, weaken local economies, corrode rural communities, and put the very archeological resources they are supposed to protect at a greater risk of destruction.
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Ecowankers heads a poppin’. Now that there is WINNING!
Abolish the unconstitutional National Park System and give the park land back to the states to do as the people of the state please. National Parks are patently unconstitutional federal land grabs. They are what you might call "Feel-Good Tyranny" until the inevitable happens and the feds use their ill-gotten power to turn against the American people. Tyranny never stays in "feel good" mode.
I stopped by a National monument recently. It was a tour de force in political correctness, I saw placards about the Indians quietly sitting around peacefully reciting poetry until the whites showed up and damaged the environment, Recycling bins were everywhere. I saw a huge solar powered electric vehicle charging station that didn’t look cheap. Not a single car was using it. The bookstore was utterly filled with leftist drivel including Edward Abbey, rather than more informative titles. Global warming stuff abounded. I was informed that the indians had a vote in governing the site and got to make decisions about mountain biking etc.
The Feds administering a property is like turning it over to East Germany.
Let’s see: give them to the states. The poorly run ones will go down in quality as admission prices go up. No old growth clearing. Money needed to feed illegals.
Maybe it is me, but your post made no sense.
I tried to say, “what a WASTE OF HARD-EARNED TAX DOLLARS!
overpaid ECO-WARRIORS WHO ACCOMPLISH NOTHING...
De-regulate, & MAGA!
The western states need to clearly map out the lands they wish returned to their authority. It would make it much easier to return those lands, less any bits that the feds want to maintain.
If you want to see real America, spend the night in Escalante Utah
I knew NV was mostly government-owned, but didn’t realize almost all the private land isn’t far from the interstate highway. In that sense, NV is an occupied state. The national government retains far too much land out west.
What ARE you speaking to?
Your post makes no sense whatsoever!
Use short, declarative English phrases, please!
Are you off your meds again?
I personally believe that the feds should own no more than 10 percent of the land in each state, unless military obligations mean they must have more in a given state.
Technically, Indian Reservations are federal lands. For example, Arizona is 1/3rd Reservation, but also has the huge Yuma Proving Area military reservation, as well as Fort Huachucha.
But this has not limited the feds from taking lots more of its lands.
Going to the people! Hooray for Trump!
**Trumps bold move to reduce the size of the Grand Staircase-Escalante and Bears Ears monuments is the result of a true grass-roots effort. Locals held rallies, lobbied their representatives, passed resolutions, fundraised, and so much more, traveling hundreds of miles to do so. **
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