Judge tosses Utah's lawsuit seeking to eviscerate the national monuments
Great historical review, Jonathan! One correction: you write, "Zion, Arches, Canyonlands, et al were all designated as national monuments under the Act before Congress made them into national parks." True for all the "et als," for Arches, Bryce Canyon, Zion, and Capitol Reef. But not Canyonlands, which sprang full-blown from Congress in legislation passed in 1964.
Correction - it’s between Chama and T.A. With the Brazos in the background. Beautiful!
Good news from Montana too, today!
Still remember the bulldozers clearing the brush so the cameras could shoot Clinton signing the Escalante monument paperwork in 1996. And then the uproar because he failed to inform Utah politicians that the event was happening. I think that was the reasoning for a lot of the pushback that still exists today..
As always, the human race is under the impression "we know better"! In my opinion - a national monument or national park is no place for mining, grazing, ATVs, mountain bikes etc etc etc! We have extracted so much of our natural resources - both mineral and animal - pushed the wildlife habitats to the brink - yet these (really hard not to call them what they are) people havent acquired/extracted enough yet. Got to get it before its gone!
That’s Valley Feed in Chama NM!
Jonathan, I'm getting this weird message, purportedly from Land Desk that says for my security I need to reauthenticate myself and gives a link to click. Sounds like a hack did you send it?
Great news and a good review.
Ain't no way Utah can hope for relief from the Supreme Court.. Not with Gorsuch there to form a 5-4 majority with Roberts and the liberals. Good news indeed!