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
November 21, 2016
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 August 27, 2016
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
The latest will claim land from Utah the size of Delaware and Rhode Island combined. Over Two million acres. August 22, 2016
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
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. .
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 Obama decrees another grab – Closes vast Pacific area to fishing
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:
- Nevada 84.5%
- Alaska 69.1%
- Utah 57.4%
- Oregon 53.1%
- Idaho 50.2%
- Arizona 48.1%
- California 45.3%
- Wyoming 42.3%
- New Mexico 41.8%
- Colorado 36.6%
Hang on folks, he is just getting started.