Obama to claim half million acres today under ‘Monument act’ UPDATE


UPDATE:  Done.

“I’ve preserved more than 3 million acres of public lands for future generations. And I am not finished,” Obama declared before signing a proclamation naming the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument.

Wednesday’s action marks Obama’s 12th use of the Antiquities Act to protect lands officials say deserve special treatment, and supporters are lobbying for the president to use his authority more often before he leaves office. Several Utah areas — including Cedar Mesa, the San Rafael Swell and Greater Canyonlands — have been touted as possible candidates for monument designations.

During his State of the Union speech earlier this year, Obama said he wants to work with Congress but would act on his own if it doesn’t move on this issue.

MORE AT  SALT LAKE TRIBUNE

Of all places, the announcement today will give illegals an open pathway on the border with Mexico directly to the U.S. Bundy style, the BLM moves again. Back in 2010, a leaked memo indicated Obama had his eye on 13 million acres. Some monuments larger than Rhode Island and Delaware combined. Much of it rich in gas, oil and other minerals.

President Obama on Wednesday will declare a national monument in southern New Mexico, delivering a win for environmentalists but angering ranchers and local law enforcement, who say the land restrictions will end up creating a safe haven for drug cartels to operate within the U.S.

Mr. Obama will declare about 500,000 acres as the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument. About half of that land is expected to be set aside as wilderness, meaning it will be closed to vehicles and construction.

Know that this is just the beginning. From an earlier post:

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.

Many of the areas under consideration by the Obama administration are known to house rich deposits of oil and natural gas. 

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

Fox News

Now back to the latest so called Monument announcement today:

“This is about opposing so many thousands of acres that is going to create nothing more than a pathway for criminals to get into this country to do their criminal acts,” Dona Ana County Sheriff Todd Garrison told The Washington Times in a telephone interview Monday.

The monument would cover hundreds of thousands of acres right next to the Mexican border.

Only Congress can declare a national park, which stops most land uses. But under the 1906 Antiquities Act the president has the power to declare national monuments, which offer heightened environmental protections.

Read more: Washington Times

33 Responses to “Obama to claim half million acres today under ‘Monument act’ UPDATE”

  1. Obama gobbles up 400,000 square miles for the government | BUNKERVILLE | God, Guns and Guts Comrades! Says:

    […] Obama to claim half million acres today under ‘Monument act’ UPDATE .Then we have President Obama designates five new national monuments add Obama Stretches ‘Antiquities Act’ to Include Three New National . I will give you this one  With 3 California Sites, Obama Nearly Doubles Public Land […]

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  2. Obama and the Greenies seeking massive land grab in Utah | BUNKERVILLE | God, Guns and Guts Comrades! Says:

    […] million acres. No doubt he is not through yet. A few of the previous grabs of millions of acres. Obama to claim half million acres today under ‘Monument act’ UPDATE .Then we have President Obama designates five new national monuments add Obama Stretches […]

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  3. Scurvy Squirrel Says:

    Reblogged this on Louisiana Jeff and commented:
    Here we go again. Why is the Federal government grabbing all this land? I could understand if they were using the resources that are there (oil, gas, minerals) to supplement the budget – but no… I am also uncomfortable with the President doing this without Congress. His pen is supposed to be for signing things Congress sends him.

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  4. Steve Dennis Says:

    Choking off natural resources by taking the land away from us and putting it in government control forcing us into green energy which does not work and will cost us all in higher energy prices–his plan is working perfectly…..

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    • bunkerville Says:

      And he gets a bonus… a pipeline for the drug cartels and illegals to walk on through. The Border control will not be able to patrol because it will now be off limits. What could go wrong. Why not bus them in and not have them make that long walk over.

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  5. mcnorman Says:

    He has to take it, his pal Richardson is not in the position to gift it to him any longer.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Good point.

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      • mcnorman Says:

        http://www.sfgate.com/news/crime/article/New-national-monument-sparks-border-concerns-5495676.php

        There is massive drug smuggling in the area. Now, there is no way to patrol those areas. Good job Barry!

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      • bunkerville Says:

        I guess I am about the only blogger so far that has covered this.Not even Fox. Good to see at least this paper covered it.

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  6. Easy come, easy go, what’s another half a million acres? | LadyRaven's Whisky In A Jar – OH! Says:

    […] From Bunkerville – Obama to claim half million acres today under ‘Monument act’ […]

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Keeps on keeping on.

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  7. Obama to claim half million acres today under ‘Monument act’ | Cry and Howl Says:

    […] Originally posted on BUNKERVILLE | God, Guns and Guts Comrades!: […]

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Thanks for the link. Stop by again!

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  8. Conservatives on Fire Says:

    Providing a more open border is only one part of a a much bigger plan ( Agenda 21) to restrict more land from public use. Eventially they want to force people out of their suberbs and back into the high density cities, Stack them, pack them, and control them…..

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Sickening. No one cares but us apparently.

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      • zip Says:

        If they don’t know you personally, you don’t exist … hardly even a number.
        Brittius.com mentioned in a comment reply that Reid owned property by Bundy’s ranch. Thought you’d like to see this: http://www.truthandaction.org/busted-harry-reid-owns-93-acres-next-bundy-ranch/

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      • bunkerville Says:

        Nice pick Zip… Thanks. Makes perfect sense now doesn’t it.

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  9. Brent Cool Says:

    Reblogged this on Liberty Watcher.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Thanks for the link and stopping by. Stop by again!

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      • Brent Cool Says:

        You bet!

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  10. Gunny G Says:

    Reblogged this on CLINGERS… BLOGGING BAD ~ DICK.G: AMERICAN !.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Thanks again.

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  11. The Grey Enigma Says:

    Reblogged this on The Grey Enigma.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Thanks again.

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      • The Grey Enigma Says:

        NO worries! Thanks for all of your hard work in finding the stuff🙂

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  12. Paul H. Lemmen Says:

    Reblogged this on Dead Citizen's Rights Society.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Thanks for the link.

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  13. Petermc3 Says:

    There is nothing new under the sun. From progressive Teddy Roosevelt to progressive manchurian Barack Obama our anti- citizen government continues its manifest destiny only this time from te west to the east. How long before private property is a thing of the past?

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    • bunkerville Says:

      For anyone with a drop of water on their property, it has almost happened. The EPA will come in and fine you to death. Until they can claim your property.

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  14. Always On Watch Says:

    The area will be a haven for illegals crossing the border into our nation.

    And Obama’s taking apart of America continues apace. A real travesty!

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Hardly a ripple in the news. We are going down without a fight.

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  15. LadyRavenSDC Says:

    Reblogged this on LadyRaven's Whisky In A Jar – OH!.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Thanks. So disgusting, an open highway.

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