Watch out for Biden’s next land grab via the Monuments Act


 

In the waning days of the Obama administration, Obama  finished off his ravaging the land taking control  of more land to make sure we would be energy dependent and finish off tens of thousands of good paying jobs. I listened closely to Biden’s first day of E.O.’s and a close ear would have heard him add  he wanted to “expand the Monuments land.”

Let us be clear what that is suppose to be:

What did the National Monuments Act do?
In 1906, Congress passed the General Antiquities Act. The Act, drafted by an archaeologist, gave the President the power to set aside objects and structures of historic and scientific interest as national monuments. 54 U.S.C. 320301.

No surprise, it’s been abused to grab tons of federal land. Once land is set aside and cannot be reversed.

So we ain’t see nothing yet… Let’s take a look at just how devastating has been so far.

Flashback: Obama eyes taking control of the Arctic, adding to Monuments Act

We learn that Obama has eyes on the Arctic. Of course, to remove any opportunity for oil and gas exploration and adding to the larder of government controlled land and water. In the last year alone added 750,000 acres. All under the Monuments Act. The result? No turning back. Of course he will do this and much more. Here tis;

In September President Obama created the first marine national monument in the Atlantic Ocean, roping off around 5,000 square miles in waters near the coast of Cape Cod. The month before, he designated over 440,000 square miles in the Pacific off the coast of Hawaii.

Now, as the president begins his lame duck stint, environmental groups are pressuring him to turn his focus to Arctic waters, with the goal of permanently banning oil and gas development in the region. And that prospect has become even more likely following last week’s election result and the advent of a Trump Administration, which has pledged to provide industry with greater access.

President Obama‘s use of the 1906 Antiquities Act is already unmatched. In an effort to secure his environmental legacy, his administration has created or enlarged 26 national monuments since 2011, including 14 in just the past year and a half, collectively totaling more than 750,000 square miles.

Any national monument designation is effectively final. That means portions of America’s Arctic Ocean bestowed with monument status would be removed from oil and gas development forever, even if a later administration, with the benefit of hindsight, wanted to reverse the order.

If environmental groups are successful in banning offshore oil and gas development, it will have dire and lasting consequences. More at Washington Examiner

Obama gobbles up 400,000 square miles for the government 

President Obama, with the stroke of a pen, created the world’s largest ocean reserve on Friday off Hawaii, 400,000 square miles, days after designating a massive federal monument in Maine – moves that have angered local lawmakers who accuse the president of disregarding the impact on residents.

I just got done posting on August 22, 2016 Obama and the Greenies seeking massive land grab in Utah

Now more:

Try this one out:

Obama Designates National Monument in Maine, to Dismay of Some New York Times – 3 days ago

Mr. Obama designated more than 87,500 acres of rugged terrain

It became by far the largest region of federal parkland in Maine, surpassing the 48,900-acre Acadia National Park on the coast

Hawaii

Obama used a presidential proclamation to expand the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument off the coast of Hawaii by over 400,000 square miles. The preserve now stretches 582,578 square miles, the world’s largest marine protected area. .

Keep reading…

Previous posts of land grabs that may be of interest:

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 and we have 

The government already owns two-thirds of the 13 Western states. This doesn’t include State and Local government ownership.

Given the nation’s possible 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 more 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%

 

 

 

Hang on folks, he is just getting started.

17 Responses to “Watch out for Biden’s next land grab via the Monuments Act”

  1. Bill Patterson Jr. Says:

    I believe DC should own no land but DC. A long, long time ago I was taught that Americans are born with all of our Rights. All of them we are born with. But DC politicos have far fewer rights, only the Rights we give them in the Constitution. I don’t see where in the Constitution DC was given the right to own other districts in America.
    They have one District – of Columbia – We The People have the rest.

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  2. If All You See… » Pirate's Cove Says:

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  3. Steve Dennis Says:

    It is going to be one hell of a week! Action on climate change with the possibility of declaring a national emergency, then healthcare on Thursday, and immigration on Friday. I am sure a national emergency on gun violence followed by gun control is right around the corner! Like you said, he is just getting started and it is going to be one hell of a ride.

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  4. peter3nj Says:

    Somebody tell Biden NJ is his. He can make the second trail of tears and march us all to Florida-Sorry Mustang.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Linda Says:

    O’Biden 201…as my husband calls him. sigh

    Liked by 1 person

  6. markone1blog Says:

    Well, of course, we can count on Biden being Obama II.

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  7. markone1blog Says:

    When I was growing up in West Texas and East New Mexico (that is, camping out and doing the other things involved in my Eagle Scout badge at the time), I frequented a lot of windmills and springs to observe wildlife. I also read about the pneumonia that swept the area. Having not returned to West Texas/New Mexico from my current Southeast Texas, I wonder if those water resources were stripped.

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  8. nrringlee Says:

    Funny you should mention this. I spent some of the Obama regime years in Southern California. While there I pursued one of my lifelong passions:wildlife conservation. My volunteer work does not happen in court rooms or legislative halls. It happens in the deserts and mountains working on habitat mitigation projects. Here in the Southwest that often means water. So during the Obama regime the Department of the Interior essentially declared war on any human made or human improved water resource built for the benefit of wildlife. Big game drinkers, quail guzzlers, wind mill driven wells, stock tanks and improved springs became the nemesis of the environmentalists and bureaucrats declared regulatory war on the aforementioned. Keep in mind this was all happening during one of the most impactful drought cycles in recent times. Regulators and your cabal of federal land management cubicle munchkins found every means possible to make routine access and maintenance measures impossible and when they could they actually went to the field to destroy these assets. Gone were the three Big Horn Sheep drinkers servicing the Panamint Mountains on the West edge of Death Valley Monument. Gone were the 50 year old sheep drinkers and quail guzzlers in Joshua Tree Monument. And in the recently established Mohave National Preserve (a preserve is managed by the conservation model) windmills and wells were destroyed by gummint employees and contractors and we were denied access to long standing water developments. There is strong scientific evidence now that these measures to deny wildlife access to dependable water contributed to a massive pneumonia outbreak that nearly decimated the Nelson Big Horn Sheep population in California. But no matter. Environmentalists are a devout, secular and cultishly religious band of collectivists. They mean well. When they encounter bad consequences for their actions they just blame us. . So now we stand looking at the damage and what little work could be done during the Trump years to recover from this foolishness. And now it will all be wipe out again at the stroke of a pen.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Thanks for your insight and experience… the same experience for land management to control wild fires. When growing up, our vast forests had fire lanes to control wild fires. Not thinning forests have allowed many of our diseases take control… No logging…yet game need browse as food sources.

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