Antiquities Act, unilateral monuments in crosshairs of Western conservative lawmakers

Bears Ears has already gained national attention as a battleground between former President Barack Obama’s focus on environmental protection and locals who oppose more federal restrictions on land use. But some Republicans have their eye on a much broader rollback of the president’s authority to establish monuments. Jack Fitzpatrick Morning Consult Conservative lawmakers from Western states believe they have a rare […]

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Bears Ears designation “swallows up” lifelong rancher’s water, grazing rights, private property

The federal government should not have this kind of authority over a state and local people.  Especially when the federal government employees are so influenced and guided by well-funded special interest environmental groups. Open letter by Sandy L. Johnson* (see author’s note below) Stewards of San Juan County, Utah Dear Senator Lee, I appreciate the time and help you have […]

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Interior nominee promises to revisit Obama monuments takeovers

“I’m absolutely committed to restoring trust. If confirmed, I’ve committed to go out to Utah first, and talk to the governor and talk to the people on the ground, and come back and make a recommendation to the President.” Ryan Zinke In this CSPAN video, Utah Senator Mike Lee questions President-elect Trump’s nominee for Secretary of the Interior, Montana Congressman […]

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VIDEO: Senator Mike Lee confronts unjust Obama seizure of Utah lands

VIDEO: Senator Mike Lee (R) Utah, explains the devious process which resulted in the federal seizure of over 1.3 million acres of resource-rich lands in San Juan County. The Obama Administration lied about the nature and true identity of those who lobbied for the creation of the Bears Ears National Monument. They were not the local Native American tribes of […]

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