Skip to comments.Interior Dept. documents detail Obama admin plotting to seize Western lands without congressional
Posted on 08/12/2010 8:42:00 AM PDT by Nachum
Back in February, a leaked memo from the Department of the Interior showed that the Obama administration was considering designating as many as 17 new national monuments throughout the West, effectively closing off huge swaths of land to development. That this was being done without the input of Congress or local authorities angered many. Now Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, Chairman of the Congressional Western Caucus and Ranking Member on the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands has uncovered 14 more pages from the document that were previously unavailable.
The new pages show a federal bureaucracy that has contempt for the legislative process and the input of elected representatives. Should the legislative process not prove fruitful, or if a nationally significant natural or cultural land resource come under threat of imminent harm, the BLM [Bureau of Land Management] would recommend that the Administration consider using the Antiquities Act [to designate a national monument], reads the new document.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...
Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list
These people are being led by evil. Period.
Exactly, same song, another verse from the Clintonista hymnbook, a la Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument.
Shouldn’t that be “Minnesotans”?? (Although “Minneostans” has kind of a nice ring to it.)
I’m guessing the new names of some of these parks will be....
Oh let’s see.....
Rangle Range State Park?....
Oprah Open Wilderness Area?...
Kenya Keys State Park?...
Muslim Mountain Range State Park?...
Just guessing here...any other suggestions?
Since SCOTUS has defined any government seizure of land as being justified, the basic principle of private ownership is essentially dead - much like the 10th Amendment. Although, in this case, the likelihood of playing lead tag goes up quite a bit.
“These people are being led by evil. Period.”
No. It is because folks are sitting on their overfed fat butts doing nothing (as usual for the entire U.S. of A.). Whining does not get one anywhere. Action does.
I think it has become Minneostan.
I wonder if there is a map somewhere that shows all of this land. The numbers are big, obviously, but a map would help people quickly and visually grasp the enormity of this travesty.
My imagination or has there been a more steady drip, drip, drip lately regarding the underhandedness of this administration?
This was my thought as well...
I remember reading an article a while back stating that dictator Obozo was going to use this backdoor approach to prevent oil an mineral exploration especially in those areas already known to be rich in deposits.
ping, this was in breaking but got moved out......
AAre they going to size farm land to make us more dependent on other countries?
ZERO Chavez that’s his name!
La Fortaleza and San Juan National Historic Site in Puerto Rico
Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
Everglades National Park
Grand Canyon National Park
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Kluane / Wrangell-St Elias / Glacier Bay / Tatshenshini-Alsek
Mammoth Cave National Park
Mesa Verde National Park
Monticello and the University of Virginia in Charlottesville
Olympic National Park
Pueblo de Taos
Redwood National and State Parks
Statue of Liberty
Waterton Glacier International Peace Park * Yellowstone National Park
Yosemite National Park
UNEP Sasakawa Prize open: US $200,000 for innovative green project
Nairobi, 29 July 2010 - The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and The Nippon Foundation today officially launched the 2011 UNEP Sasakawa Prize to find the most innovative environmental project in the developing world - with a cash prize of US$ 200,000 awaiting the winner.
The UNEP Sasakawa Prize is awarded every year to a grassroots organisation judged to have made an outstanding contribution to the protection and management of the environment, and to social development. The theme for this year’s prize is “Forests for People, Forests for Green Growth” in support of the United Nations International Year of Forests in 2011.
Of particular interest to this year’s jury will be projects that:
Promote the conservation and sustainable management of forests
Contribute to a meaningful reduction in carbon emissions caused by deforestation or forest degradation
Maintain forest ecosystems to improve resilience to climate change
Support development among forest-dependent communities
Conserve biodiversity and help protect ecosystems in forests
The UNEP Sasakawa Prize is designed to nurture innovation and research in green solutions to environmental challenges by offering financial support to the winner. The jury is especially interested in sustainable projects that can be scaled up or replicated elsewhere, thus helping to inspire others to take a greater interest in protecting our environment and to increase its scope of beneficiary, especially in the under-served rural communities.
By helping these entrepreneurs scale-up their activities, the prize is able to boost local economies and help tackle poverty and marginalization, while promoting the sustainable use of resources and ecosystems.
The winner of the 2011 UNEP Sasakawa Prize will receive the prestigious award at a special ceremony to be held at the meeting of the UNEP Governing Council from 21 - 25 February 2011 in Nairobi, Kenya.
First awarded in 1984, the UNEP Sasakawa Prize has helped nurture a wide range of grassroots environmental initiatives across the world, spurring fledgling projects onto great success.
One of the recipients of last year’s Prize was Nuru Design; a project that brings innovative lighting solutions to rural communities in Rwanda, Kenya and India. By replacing kerosene and firewood lamps with solar-powered lights, Nuru Design not only helps reduce the high levels of CO2 produced by traditional lamps, but also tackled the health and literacy problems caused by a lack of access to affordable lighting. Thanks to Nuru Design’s efforts, over 3,000 households in Rwanda are switching from kerosene to Nuru lights every month.
It is this kind of innovative, inspirational project that the UNEP Sasakawa judges hope to reward in 2011.
Nominations will be accepted until 30 September 2010 via the UNEP Sasakawa Prize website: www.unep.org/sasakawa
For more information, please contact: Lucita Jasmin, Head of Special Events, UNEP Division of Communication and Public Information, Email: email@example.com
Wangari Maathai, UNEP Sasakawa Prize jury member presents the 2009-10 UNEP Sasakawa Prize trophy to Stuart Conway, co-founder of Trees, Water and People
UNEP: Sasakawa Prize
Keep up to date with UNEP events on Facebook, Twitter and You Tube.
UNEP on Facebook
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.