#1 Land Grab: 553 Million Acres For ‘Conservation’ by algernonpj 29.12.2016 19:06

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Land Grab: 553 Million Acres For ‘Conservation
The Associated Press
by Charlie Spiering29 Dec

President Barack Obama decreed two more national monuments from his vacation home in Hawaii on Wednesday, taking 1.65 million more acres of Western land for management by the federal government.

The new Bear Ears Buttes monument includes 1.35 million acres of Utah and the Gold Butte monument includes about 300,000 acres in Nevada.

That makes a total of 553 million acres of national lands and waters that Obama has repurposed for conservation and protection using the 1906 Antiquities act, more than any other president, according to the New York Times. More than 80 percent of Nevada and about 65 percent or Utah is owned by the federal government, according to National Public Radio.

Utah Republican leaders in Congress were furious after Obama decided to designate the controversial Bear Ears monument.

“This arrogant act by a lame duck president will not stand,” Utah Republican Sen. Mike Lee responded in a statement. “I will work tirelessly with Congress and the incoming Trump administration to honor the will of the people of Utah and undo this designation.”

A November poll of Utah residents showed that 60 percent were opposed to the idea and only 33 percent supported it.

Congressman Jason Chaffetz was also furious.

“The midnight move is a slap in the face to the people of Utah, attempting to silence the voices of those who will bear the heavy burden it imposes,” he wrote, calling Obama’s actions a “major break with protocol” because it did not have the support of Utah’s Governor, the state’s Congressional delegation, nor local elected officials or state legislators who represented the area.

Obama has used his power to create 29 separate national monuments, using the Antiquities Act, but the Washington Post reports that he is expected to create one or two more in order to match or beat Franklin D. Roosevelt’s record of 30 designations.


http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/...s-conservation/

#2 RE: Land Grab: 553 Million Acres For ‘Conservation’ by Cincinnatus 29.12.2016 20:50

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That'll teach the people of Utah for allowing Trump to crush Hilliary. Bill Clinton punished Utah in a similar way as a result of his dismal performance in the election of 1994 when he came in third behind Ross Perot.

http://www.hcn.org/issues/90/2795

#3 RE: Land Grab: 553 Million Acres For ‘Conservation’ by algernonpj 30.12.2016 11:39

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Quote: Cincinnatus wrote in post #2
That'll teach the people of Utah for allowing Trump to crush Hilliary. Bill Clinton punished Utah in a similar way as a result of his dismal performance in the election of 1994 when he came in third behind Ross Perot.

http://www.hcn.org/issues/90/2795

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Not for the faint of heart

#4 RE: Land Grab: 553 Million Acres For ‘Conservation’ by PzLdr 30.12.2016 11:42

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Quote: algernonpj wrote in post #3
Quote: Cincinnatus wrote in post #2
That'll teach the people of Utah for allowing Trump to crush Hilliary. Bill Clinton punished Utah in a similar way as a result of his dismal performance in the election of 1994 when he came in third behind Ross Perot.

http://www.hcn.org/issues/90/2795

Birds of a feather
Not for the faint of heart




That's an insult to vultures, condors and buzzards everywhere!

#5 RE: Land Grab: 553 Million Acres For ‘Conservation’ by algernonpj 30.12.2016 12:19

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True

Vultures, condors, and buzzards do what they do to survive, not for revenge

#6 RE: Land Grab: 553 Million Acres For ‘Conservation’ by Cincinnatus 30.12.2016 15:41

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Bill Clinton punished Utah in a similar way as a result of his dismal performance in the election of 1994 when he came in third behind Ross Perot.

Fiddle. That election was in 1992. My goof. I blame Global Warming.

#7 RE: Land Grab: 553 Million Acres For ‘Conservation’ by algernonpj 31.12.2016 17:07

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Per Zerohedge an interesting twist

Obama Seizes Area Near Bundy Ranch In Massive Last Minute Land Grab
by Tyler Durden
Dec 30, 2016 10:26 AM

Submitted by Alex Thomas via Intellihub.com [ https://www.intellihub.com/alert-obama-s...nute-land-grab/ },

With a stroke of the pen President Obama has unilaterally declared vast swaths of land in Utah and Nevada as two new national monuments, thus putting them under control of the federal government.

Startlingly, the area in Nevada includes the site of the infamous Bundy Ranch standoff as well as land very close to the Bundy Ranch itself. With this move Obama has possibly triggered another armed standoff while also heading off any moves set to be made by incoming president Donald Trump.

A “fact sheet” put out by the White House reads:

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" Today, President Obama will designate two new national monuments, protecting sacred sites, spectacular scenery, and important natural and cultural resources in the desert landscapes of southeastern Utah and southern Nevada. The creation of the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah and the Gold Butte National Monument in Nevada follow years of robust public input from tribes, local elected officials, and diverse stakeholders, and draws from legislation introduced in Congress.

In addition to protecting more land and water than any Administration in history, President Obama has taken unprecedented steps to elevate the voices of Native peoples in the management of our natural resources. Today’s actions build on this important work, and further demonstrate the President’s commitment to protecting sacred sites and our land, water and wildlife for future generations.

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Gold Butte National Monument

Located in Clark County, Nevada just northeast of the outskirts of Las Vegas, the Gold Butte National Monument spans nearly 300,000 acres and will protect significant cultural resources, important geological formations, and vital plant and wildlife habitat. The monument will provide critical protections for important Native American historical sites, as well as areas that are currently used for traditional purposes by tribes. Notably, the area includes abundant rock art, archeological artifacts, and rare fossils, including recently discovered dinosaur tracks dating back hundreds of millions of years. In recent years these resources have faced increasing damage from threats such as deliberate destruction and vandalism, and today’s designation will help ensure that these cultural and archaeological treasures are better protected.

The monument will serve as an important connection between already protected lands, including Lake Mead Recreation Area and the Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument across the Arizona border, protecting key wildlife corridors for large mammals such as desert bighorn sheep and mountain lions, and vital habitat for the threatened Mojave desert tortoise. Additionally, the monument will protect important historic resources. Structures that detail western ranching heritage can still be found in the Gold Butte area, as well as an early twentieth-century abandoned mining town and sites associated with Spanish explorers from the late eighteenth century.

Today’s action follows decades of local support from tribes, local stakeholders and conservationists, and draws from legislation that was first introduced in 2008.


Right now it is extremely difficult to confirm exactly how much of the land in and around the Bundy Ranch is now a national monument but a map put out by the Las Vegas Review seems to line up directly with the Bundy grazing allotment.

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http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-12-30...inute-land-grab

#8 RE: Land Grab: 553 Million Acres For ‘Conservation’ by algernonpj 31.12.2016 17:12

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Press release

Bundy Ranch Response to Gold Butte National Monument Designation

We, the Bundy Family, would like to say to President Obama that we are saddened, but not surprised, by the your decision to make our ranch and home a national monument. If any of this were really about protecting the land, you would come here, work with the local people who love this land, those who have a vested interest in this land, and take the time to learn what this land really needs. This is about control, pure and simple. You don’t love this land, you have never visited here, but you love being in control of this land. The problems we have had with federal land management have never been about cows, tortoises, or fees. It has always been about the constitutional limits on the federal government’s authority. While you enjoy a vacation in Hawaii we are here caring for this land and resisting federal overreach. Shame on you for undoing with your pen the good work we have done with our sweat for generations. We call on Attorney General Adam Laxalt to fight this to the fullest extent of the law!

Posted by Bundy Ranch at 3:28 PM No comments :

http://bundyranch.blogspot.com/2016/12/gold-butte.html

#9 RE: Land Grab: 553 Million Acres For ‘Conservation’ by Cincinnatus 31.12.2016 18:18

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Algernonpj, I was just getting ready to add this information about the Bundy Ranch to this thread. Anyone who thinks the Ranch's inclusion in the Designation is merely a coincidence is not playing with a full deck. There is one other thing, though, I would like to add.

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Vocativ is reporting that multiple individuals involved with the original Bundy standoff have already made it clear that they plan to stand up to this latest federal tyranny.

“Members of the self-styled militias that swarmed to the aid of Cliven Bundy outside of Las Vegas in 2014 — and who later joined the rancher’s sons to seize a federal wildlife refuge in rural Oregon — said they were readying for another showdown. Obama’s move on Wednesday to protect 300,000 acres of federal land around Gold Butte, close to the Bundy ranch, comes as two dozen people await trials for their roles in the Nevada and Oregon standoffs, which emboldened right-wing militants across America and became a powerful symbol of anti-government sentiment,” read the report.

“Get your gear ready,” wrote Jon Ritzheimer, one of the men who used handguns and assault rifles to hole up in Oregon’s Malheur National Wildlife Refuge for 41 days last year. “Obama just designated the Bundy Ranch a national monument.”

“Others with ties to patriot groups and militia movements online responded with a bit more force. “Locked and loaded ready to go,” wrote Chris Border, a member of the Cliven Bundy’s Army! Facebook group, which boasts more than 2,000 members. “Tired of this crap and time to do something.”



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