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    Bishop: Obama planning more national monuments in Utah

    Bishop: Obama planning more national monuments in Utah - Salt Lake Tribune

    Washington Rep. Rob Bishop says he has unearthed plans by the Obama administration to wield its power to designate multiple new national monuments in the West, including two that would snatch up thousands of acres in Utah.

    But the Interior Department says the document on which the Utah Republican is basing his allegation is simply a draft memo outlining lands that may, in the future, deserve protection.

    Two swaths of Utah are mentioned in the document, marked "not for release" -- the San Rafael Swell in the south-central part of the state and Cedar Mesa in San Juan County; the exact size of the potential monuments isn't mentioned.
    Apparently, the idea of protecting more wild places doesn't appeal to some conservatives. I have to wonder why.

    p.s. These regions aren't really suitable for farming, agriculture, etc. but hold longterm potential for tourism.

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    Re: Bishop: Obama planning more national monuments in Utah

    So Utah is where he plans to erect the statue of himself?

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    Re: Bishop: Obama planning more national monuments in Utah

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    Apparently, the idea of protecting more wild places doesn't appeal to some conservatives. I have to wonder why.
    Because they believe in free market solutions and the free market is saying "drill baby drill."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    So Utah is where he plans to erect the statue of himself?
    hardy har har har. that thar is downright ironical.

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    Re: Bishop: Obama planning more national monuments in Utah

    Quote Originally Posted by niftydrifty View Post
    Because they believe in free market solutions and the free market is saying "drill baby drill."
    As far as I know, Utah isn't exactly known for its oil reserves, so I don't think this is what's going on.
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    Re: Bishop: Obama planning more national monuments in Utah

    I lived in Utah for 10 years, and I'm always happy to see land being set aside and protected. Utah doesn't have a great track record, and a hellalot of beautiful places that deserve protection.

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    Re: Bishop: Obama planning more national monuments in Utah

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    Bishop: Obama planning more national monuments in Utah - Salt Lake Tribune



    Apparently, the idea of protecting more wild places doesn't appeal to some conservatives. I have to wonder why.

    p.s. These regions aren't really suitable for farming, agriculture, etc. but hold longterm potential for tourism.
    That's what pisses me off about the Republicans. They lose a lot of votes because their reluctance to provide more protected, wild spaces.

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    Re: Bishop: Obama planning more national monuments in Utah

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    That's what pisses me off about the Republicans. They lose a lot of votes because their reluctance to provide more protected, wild spaces.
    Yep, because conservatives just can't resist riding around the country, chopping down trees, poisoning water supplies, defacing beautiful scenery, killing every animal that crosses our path......

    Yep, you know us too well.

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    Re: Bishop: Obama planning more national monuments in Utah

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Yep, because conservatives just can't resist riding around the country, chopping down trees, poisoning water supplies, defacing beautiful scenery, killing every animal that crosses our path......

    Yep, you know us too well.
    I'm talking about political leaders, you know that.

    The Republican party is, in general, more beholden to developers and big business. They favor gated communities, not open spaces. It's happening all over rural America.

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    Re: Bishop: Obama planning more national monuments in Utah

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    I'm talking about political leaders, you know that.

    The Republican party is, in general, more beholden to developers and big business. They favor gated communities, not open spaces. It's happening all over rural America.
    Last I checked, rural America ain't gated.

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