Skip to comments.Obama to create Colo. national monument
Posted on 09/19/2012 5:04:04 PM PDT by ColdOne
President Obama is set to score some points with greens in a pivotal swing state this week with his third national monument designation under the Antiquities Act.
Via the Denver Post:
President Barack Obama will designate Chimney Rock as a national monument Friday a move that will help preserve the 4,726 acres in southwestern Colorado, administration officials told The Denver Post Wednesday.
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How much shale oil and gas could there be there? Uranium? Coal?
Reminds Obama of his old college daze!
Colorado is in the Romney column, so might as well screw them over good.
My instinct is to see it as a federal land grab. But I’ve never been there.
Remember when Clinton pulled similar stunts, like taking the clean coal away from Utah (while he was in Arizona) so the his Indonesian buddies would have a corner on the market?
This is just another photo op on the government dime. The area is in a national forest and is a designated archeological area, so it’s already protected.
The antiquities act is a disaster.There are a bunch of others that are equally as bad but they should all be bundled and killed. ples ignore mi spling
Chimney Rock as a National Monument....to Barack Obama’s misplaced priorities. There is nothing at Chimney Rock, except some rock and a couple of collapsed kivas. Another government jobs program.
Oh, how significant. Buckwheat is trying to nail down the granola-munching fascists who would vote for Hitler if he popped up out of the grave.
That’s another 0.0001% of Americans.
Seig Heil, dude.
I have. It is basically the two muntain ridges in the picture below, nothing more. It is surrounded by the Southern Ute reservation, (and the land was actually taken from the reservation, I'm sure the Utes were surprised), and federal land like national forests. There is absolutely no threat to the archeological sites that this new designation will affect.
There are some nice Anasazi kivas and artifacts there, and it is an interesting historical settlement with an interesting story. But it is already protected federal land. This is yet another case of the federal government passing a law to protect land from... the federal government, and to have you groveling at their feet in gratitude. Basically the same as when Clinton created the Escalante-Grand Staircase national monument out of already federal wilderness land.
Beautiful area and early man sites. This is probably a good idea.
Southwestern Colorado isn’t exactly a hotbed of liberalism. And I doubt the ranchers and farmers there are going to appreciate losing another vast tract of land to the gubmint, which already owns half the state. This will appeal to the green weenies on the Front Range, but should drive most of the Western Slope firmly into Romney territory.
Who’s he protecting it from? Nobody really goes there.
The eight square miles involved doesn't constitute a land grab, either. No harm, no foul...
It’s about politics, not logic. Creating a new National Park would bring a few government jobs to the area along with some construction jobs to create a visitors center, roads, etc.
I agree...Chimney rock in SW Colorado does not rise to this ...nice though but so is 90% of the mountain west.
I was there summer 2010
ate steak at the little mostly outdoor joint in Utah before heading into Cortez for the night..Cottonwood Steakhouse in Bluff Utah
excellent and great food
then on thru Durango for breakfast at that little French bakery that was nice too and then by Chimney Rock heading over to Pagosa and then down to Chama and Santa Fe
True Grit was filmed there btw