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Local companies named on ‘boycott’ list for supporting national monument proposal near Canyonlands
Moab Times-Independent ^ | Dec. 6, 2012 | Steve Kadel

Posted on 12/09/2012 2:06:07 PM PST by george76

Grand County companies whose owners signed a letter to President Obama supporting federal protection for 1.4 million acres surrounding Canyonlands National Park are facing an economic boycott that some say has been spurred by the locally-based Sagebrush Coalition.

The coalition’s Facebook page includes a list of local and national companies that signed the Nov. 13 letter from the Outdoor Industry Association urging Obama to create the Greater Canyonlands National Monument.

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Sagebrush Coalition president James Tibbetts ... opposes monument status for land around Canyonlands National Park because it isn’t necessary.

“We’ve used it all these years and we haven’t ruined anything,” he said.

Tibbetts also objects to Obama possibly using the Antiquities Act for the designation, saying, “It bypasses Congress, the people, everybody.”

Sagebrush Coalition members are circulating petitions among people who want to block national monument status. Tibbetts said the petitions will be given to Utah Gov. Gary Herbert; U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop, a member of the House Committee on Natural Resources; U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch; and others.

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a push by Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance to get more protection for the Canyonlands area.

The effort by SUWA has been going on since March 2011, when SUWA joined with the Sierra Club and many other groups asking the Secretary of the Interior to bar off-road vehicle use on 1,050 miles of ORV routes in “sensitive habitat, streams, wetlands, riparian areas, archaeological sites and other vulnerable areas”

(Excerpt) Read more at timesindependent.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Arizona; US: Colorado; US: New Mexico; US: Utah; US: Wyoming
KEYWORDS: agenda21; antiquitiesact; canyonlands; congress; g74; landuse; rs2477; sagebrush; sagebrushcoalition; sierraclub; suwa; un21; unagenda21; unitednations

1 posted on 12/09/2012 2:06:15 PM PST by george76
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To: jazusamo; Flycatcher; girlangler; Grampa Dave; SierraWasp; NVDave; tubebender; LucyT; GladesGuru; ..

United Nations Agenda 21 in Utah.

We certainly hope we don’t have another Bill Clinton approach to creating a monument,” said Utah Governor Gary Herbert in a statement issued by his top aides.

President Clinton created the 1.9 million acre Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in Kane and Garfield counties in 1996 by using his authority under the Antiquities Act of 1906. The Antiquities Act gives the president authority by executive order to restrict the use of public land owned by the federal government.

Jeremy McElhaney said President Clinton hurt Utah’s economy by preventing mining within the national monument.

“The Kaiparowits Plateau in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument has clean coal. Now it is gone forever. It would have provided 2,000 jobs for 200 years,” McElhaney said.

McElhaney said he felt the national monument proposal was a response to House Bill 148, “which demands the federal government make good on the promises made in the 1894 Enabling Act to extinguish title to federal lands in Utah.”

Nearly 70 percent of the land in Utah is owned by the federal government.

The bill was signed in March by the governor, giving the federal government until 2014 to relinquish control over nearly 47,000 square miles of land in Utah — national forests, federal range lands, national recreation areas and the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.

http://www.moabsunnews.com/news/article_2c6ad95e-38b5-11e2-8af3-001a4bcf6878.html


2 posted on 12/09/2012 2:11:16 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

didnt I read that Utah is kicking federal ownership of their lands out in 2014 and has served notice to the Feds?


3 posted on 12/09/2012 2:21:57 PM PST by Chickensoup (Leftist Totalitarian Fascism coming to a country like yours.)
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To: Chickensoup; Tex; Okie; AuntB; rellimpank; Issaquahking

Yes.

Nearly 70 percent of the land in Utah is owned by the federal government.

The bill was signed in March by the governor, giving the federal government until 2014 to relinquish control over nearly 47,000 square miles of land in Utah


4 posted on 12/09/2012 2:29:25 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

“The Kaiparowits Plateau in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument has clean coal. Now it is gone forever. It would have provided 2,000 jobs for 200 years,” McElhaney said.”

Not gone forever. The Chinese will have no problem mining the area for coal when they assume ownership.


5 posted on 12/09/2012 2:30:46 PM PST by Soul of the South
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To: george76

“The Kaiparowits Plateau in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument has clean coal. Now it is gone forever. It would have provided 2,000 jobs for 200 years,” McElhaney said.”

Not gone forever. The Chinese will have no problem mining the area for coal when they assume ownership.


6 posted on 12/09/2012 2:30:46 PM PST by Soul of the South
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To: george76
The enviro-nazi groups and Agenda 21 supporters will not cease their desire to make every acre of federal lands off limits to human use of any kind.

All western states should demand all USFS and BLM lands not already National Parks or Monuments be turned over to them for management and reasonable development where appropriate.

The states can manage those public lands far better for actual use by the public and for development of natural resources.

7 posted on 12/09/2012 2:31:37 PM PST by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: Soul of the South; TEXOKIE

The Chinese will have no problem mining the area for coal when they assume ownership...

8-)


8 posted on 12/09/2012 2:36:10 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: jazusamo

The Greenie Communist Watermelons need to be stopped


9 posted on 12/09/2012 2:38:13 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: jazusamo

There is a lot more information here. Might be worth the read.

http://sagebrushcoalition.com/2012/12/07/a-rebuttal-to-the-oia-ashley-korenblat-statement-on-the-proposed-greater-canyonlands-nm/#more-97


10 posted on 12/09/2012 2:44:06 PM PST by fudimo
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To: george76

What is the justification for enlarging Canyonlands? That park is quite big enough, IIRC.


11 posted on 12/09/2012 2:50:33 PM PST by sauropod (I will not comply)
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To: george76
“It’s pretty nuts,” Coronella said. “It’s full-on bullying.”

Alinskyites are always so "stuned" when their own tactics are used against them.

12 posted on 12/09/2012 2:51:51 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the state." - Cornelius Tacitus, Roman Senator)
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To: sauropod

The lefties want to close recreation on roads, trails ... against everyone


13 posted on 12/09/2012 3:01:04 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: All

Here is a list of the people and organizations that want the land taken from the citizens.

http://sagebrushcoalition.com/2012/11/29/a-list-of-phone-numbers-of-the-companies-that-signed-the-oia-letter/#more-53


14 posted on 12/09/2012 3:12:27 PM PST by fudimo
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To: george76

After the government goes over its fiscal cliff, and after the TEAparty, or someone with a clue, attains power, they can close the EPA and other unConstitutional departments, sue the Sierra Club, and sell off all the improperly held “federal lands” to domestic developers.

This to help defray the federal debt.

Close, sue, sell.


15 posted on 12/09/2012 3:17:25 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month)
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To: fudimo
Thank you for that link, bkmked it.

I haven't read every word but skimmed through it pretty well and will read thoroughly later. It's a very well written article by a seemingly well qualified person.

16 posted on 12/09/2012 3:43:14 PM PST by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: george76

So much in debt and still locking up valuable natural resources! Such dangerous waste.

While enclave Clause of the U.S. Constitution, Article I, section 8, clause 17 authorizes Congress to purchase, own and control land within the boundary of a state, the legislature of that State must give its permission. At present, this is routinely given. Maybe it is time for State legislates to stop granting blanket approval and require the federal government to apply for and justify every parcel, and to pay a hefty application fee, and endure a delay that is tuned to the delays the State experiences at the hands of federal bureaucracies for the federal permits that it must seek.

We must put Leviathan back in the cage before it is too late.


17 posted on 12/09/2012 4:03:26 PM PST by theBuckwheat
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To: theBuckwheat

They should not allow the federal government to purchase land, only lease it for 10 years at a time with renewal options at the grace of the state (with the standard “trust me” clause that the feds use). Sort of like the renewal deal with the oyster farm.


18 posted on 12/09/2012 4:13:12 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (The law of unintended consequences is an unforgiving and vindictive b!tch!)
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To: george76
The Antiquities Act gives the president authority by executive order to restrict the use of public land owned by the federal government.

By an act of Congress for which the government had not the Constitutional authority.

19 posted on 12/09/2012 4:22:00 PM PST by Carry_Okie (The Slave Party: advancing indenture since 1787.)
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To: george76
I hadn't heard of Utah's House Bill 148 before. I love the idea, but what happens if the Feds don't relinquish the turf? This could get very, very interesting...

Thanks for the ping!

20 posted on 12/10/2012 7:29:30 AM PST by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: Flycatcher

Interesting on several different levels


21 posted on 12/10/2012 7:39:01 AM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

Not just Utah, George76. No. Calif. and So. Oregon are still targets for more ‘national monuments’.

One of these days we’ll turn around and notice we don’t own ANY of the land any more.


22 posted on 12/12/2012 8:22:26 AM PST by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: george76
The effort by SUWA has been going on since March 2011, when SUWA joined with the Sierra Club and many other groups asking the Secretary of the Interior to bar off-road vehicle use on 1,050 miles of ORV routes in “sensitive habitat, streams, wetlands, riparian areas, archaeological sites and other vulnerable areas”

Yet elsewhere, how many acres are being shaded out with solar panels?

23 posted on 12/12/2012 9:47:33 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: jazusamo
The enviro-nazi groups and Agenda 21 supporters will not cease their desire to make every acre of federal lands off limits to human use of any kind.

...But theirs.

24 posted on 12/12/2012 9:49:41 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: theBuckwheat
Maybe it is time for State legislates to stop granting blanket approval and require the federal government to apply for and justify every parcel, and to pay a hefty application fee, and endure a delay that is tuned to the delays the State experiences at the hands of federal bureaucracies for the federal permits that it must seek.

Don't leave out the EIS (Economic Impact Statement).

25 posted on 12/12/2012 9:57:41 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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