Category: Antiquities Act
It is heartbreaking to think of what the land will come to if this monument takes place, the access and the resources that will be stripped from those who love the land most.
Scott Groene from the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance asked Jonah how he felt about the north boundary being extended up through Canyonlands. “The more land the better”, Jonah said. “We are with you.”
“When somebody takes away lands and livelihood, can you really be anything you want to be?”
San Juan County currently contains all or part of one national park, three national monuments, a national recreation area and a national forest, and yet is the poorest county in Utah and one of the most economically depressed counties in the nation.
Great Old Broads have pulled similar dirty tricks and staged misleading and hateful media events against their opponents several times in the past.
This monument will prohibit and limit the use of this land by native Americans in San Juan County and other local residents.
It appears that those supporting an Obama/Jewell land grab of 2 million acres in Utah, are largely NOT FROM UTAH. Environmentalists bussed in ‘astroturfers’ from other states, and, for the most part, supporting tribal chapters are well outside the proposed boundaries of Bears Ears.
The President’s ability to designate national monuments likely does more environmental harm than good.
What does this mean? Well, we’ve seen first-hand what happened to our neighbors, when the Grand Staircase at Escalante National Monument was designated. People eventually moved! They no longer had their livelihood!
Underneath Interior Secretary Sally Jewell’s highly orchestrated is a bitter divide between groups within the local Native American population.