Obama Eyes Western Land for National Monuments


Another 13 million acres? When is enough, enough? 
 No legislation needed.
Upwards to 40 percent of the United States land is already under some form of government control or ownership — 800 million to 900 million acres out of America’s total 2.2 billion acres.A disturbing report out from Fox News this afternoon:

More than a dozen pristine landscapes, wildlife habitats and scenic rivers in 11 Western states, some larger than Rhode Island and Delaware combined, are under consideration by the Obama administration to become America’s newest National Monuments — a decision the administration can make unilaterally without local input or congressional approval.

According to internal Department of Interior documents leaked to a Utah congressman and obtained exclusively by Fox News, the mostly public lands include Arizona deserts, California mountains, Montana prairies, New Mexico forests, Washington islands and the Great Basins of Nevada and Colorado — totaling more than 13 million acres.

For a list of monuments  he has in mind go to the link here at

Fox News

Many of the areas under consideration by the Obama administration are known to house rich deposits of oil and natural gas.  Given the nation’s growing dependence on foreign sources of energy, it seems like it’d be a pretty bad move for the president to use his executive power to tie up these lands via the Antiquities Act–a measure generally intended to preserve historic landmarks.  Percent of Federal Land own in Western States:

  1. Nevada           84.5%
  2. Alaska            69.1%
  3. Utah               57.4%
  4. Oregon           53.1%
  5. Idaho              50.2%
  6. Arizona           48.1%
  7. California        45.3%
  8. Wyoming         42.3%
  9. New Mexico     41.8%
  10. Colorado          36.6%

Take a look at what Utah is doing about it: They want Lands returned to States: http://bunkerville.wordpress.com/2010/02/18/utah-lawmakers-want-federal-land-returned-to-state/
http://townhall.com/blog/g/8703b902-ee5c-4fb5-bb56-e7c1a2cfed4a

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