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06/21/13 at 11:21:56
 
In Case You Missed It: This just released from the office of U.S. Rep Rob
Bishop (R-Utah).

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CONTACT: Melissa Subbotin

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Sierra Club Claims to be 100% Certain that the President Will Designate a New National Monument in Utah


WASHINGTON On June 11, 2013 the Sierra Club held an event in Moab, Utah to promote the establishment of a new national monument known as Greater Canyonlands. The Sierra Clubs executive director Michael Brune stated before an audience in Moab that he is 100% certain that a monument would be created unilaterally by President Obama through his use of the Antiquities Act.

Congressman Rob Bishop (UT-01), who has launched a new Public Lands Initiative in eastern Utah that focuses on land use through a collaborative process, announced his disappointment with Michael Brunes statements.

A diverse group of stakeholders has come together to work toward finding solutions for ongoing public land policies that have stymied progress for decades. These conversations have been overwhelmingly positive and have the potential to provide new conservation areas as well as opportunities for new economic development. This process, which is being driven at the local level, is ongoing and requires continued cooperation amongst all participants. Mr. Brunes statement that a unilateral monument designation is the the best and most politically viable way undermines the collaborate effort and to suggest that he is 100% certain a new national monument will be designated in Utah is further harmful to the process. Fortunately, the Utah Public Lands Initiative is bigger than just one Washington, D.C. politico and while Mr. Brune may continue to lobby for a unilateral policy out of Washington, the rest of us will continue to work together along with Utah communities to build consensus around new and responsible land policies. Any other approach ignores the diverse interests of the many different land-users, said Congressman Bishop.
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Reply #1 - 06/21/13 at 12:48:02
 
Thanks for posting; I was not aware. While I appreciate Congressman Bishop's response to the Sierra Club, the reality is there is a lot of truth to what the Sierra Club claims.

A second term president (getting closer to lame duck) under pressure from powerful lobbyist and supporters might be silly enough to do something extreme. The president has been letting down many of his supporters lately. (Reference to closing Gitmo, gay rights issues, etc.) I sure hope he does not feel like he needs to make up (what some perceive as) lost ground and designate a national monument arbitrarily.

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Reply #2 - 06/22/13 at 08:41:55
 
Any word as to where this would be located?
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Reply #3 - 06/22/13 at 21:27:00
 
If you do a Google search for Greater Canyonlands National Monument your will find a ton of propaganda about it.

But basicly it is everything within the red border in the image picture below.
Much of which has great OHV riding trails for every type of off road vehicle you can imagine. As well as river rafting. All of which gets new restrictions if it becomes a US Monument.
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Reply #4 - 06/23/13 at 18:40:04
 
The one thing that I see with this is that  if Obama did this what would happen with the State as far as HB 148 ?  The State is planning on taking over control  of public land very soon . If Obama did this I think it would be to challenge HB148 .  

I hope he is so busy trying to hide Michelles vacation expenses that he doesn't get involved .  Grin
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Reply #5 - 06/23/13 at 21:43:12
 
quadforce wrote on 06/23/13 at 18:40:04:
The one thing that I see with this is that if Obama did this what would happen with the State as far as HB 148 ? The State is planning on taking over control of public land very soon . If Obama did this I think it would be to challenge HB148 .

I hope he is so busy trying to hide Michelles vacation expenses that he doesn't get involved . Grin


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Reply #6 - 07/09/13 at 17:03:29
 
quadforce wrote on 06/23/13 at 18:40:04:
I hope he is so busy trying to hide Michelles vacation expenses that he doesn't get involved . Grin


x2!

Seriously though, if GCL goes into effect, not only will we all lose land that I personally think of as home, but we will be out of some great riding, rock crawling, rafting, hiking, biking, etc terrain that you simply cannot find anywhere else.  Not only that, but Moab will probably die, as this is the main source of revenue for the town.

I really hope this doesnt happen.
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