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Why is Ken Salazar hiding memo on new monuments, wilderness areas? (13M more acres)
Washington Examiner ^ | 4/28/2010 | Mark Tapscott

Posted on 04/28/2010 6:33:44 AM PDT by markomalley

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar was asked in a Feb. 26, 2010, letter from Western Caucus Chairman Rep. Rob Bishop, R-UT, and other representatives from western states for the missing pages from a leaked government memo that “contained detailed information about the administration’s plans to designate as many as 14 new national monuments and lock up as much as 13 million acres in states throughout the West.”

Bishop and his colleagues asked Salazar to provide the missing pages by March 26, or a month after their letter went to the Interior chief. More than two months later and Bishop has received exactly nothing from Salazar in response to the February 26 request.

Joining Bishop in making the request of Salazar were Rep. Doc Hastings, R-WA, the ranking GOP member of the House Natural Resources Committee, and 14 other members of the Western Caucus.

The congressmen have seven pages from the memo, including pages 15 – 21, which list the 14 potential new monuments and costs associated with the project, but the members have no way of knowing what else was in the memo or how many pages it totalled.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Editorial; Government
KEYWORDS: energy; landgrab; obamaregime; transparency
The memo in question is here: http://robbishop.house.gov/UploadedFiles/states_for_designation.pdf
1 posted on 04/28/2010 6:33:45 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Staircase Escalante all over again!!! More power grabs in a part of the country that is overwhelmingly under government control anyway.


2 posted on 04/28/2010 6:36:29 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannolis. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: markomalley

Another land grab. Can these folks be imeached?


3 posted on 04/28/2010 6:36:35 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: markomalley

good Lord, if these people take another inch out here of S. Utah, I swear, there could be an insurrection!

They haven’t recovered from the last one.


4 posted on 04/28/2010 6:40:37 AM PDT by Daisyjane69 (Michael Reagan: "Welcome back, Dad, even if you're wearing a dress and bearing children this time)
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To: markomalley

Very important read:

The Wrenching Transformation of America

www.augustreview.com/news_commentary/general/the_wrenching_transformation_of_america_20090422117/


5 posted on 04/28/2010 6:41:55 AM PDT by Lorica
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To: markomalley; afraidfortherepublic; Don Corleone; Daisyjane69; Lorica; AuntB; SierraWasp; xcamel; ...

States should be taxxing the fed’s for the land they stole from the state!


6 posted on 04/28/2010 6:49:51 AM PDT by Issaquahking (Help Sarah Palin! go to - http://www.conservatives4palin.com - You know what to do!)
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To: markomalley

can they make him produce the docs?


7 posted on 04/28/2010 6:58:37 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: markomalley

The states should stop this. No more.


8 posted on 04/28/2010 7:18:39 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

No they can’t be imeached. However they serve at the president’s pleasure and only he can fire them. The president can be imeached with a majority of congress voting for it. Don’t think that is going to happen in the near future, do you?


9 posted on 04/28/2010 7:18:55 AM PDT by Bob Buchholz
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To: Bob Buchholz

No, and more’s the pity. It just shows how far this Congress and this nation has degenerated. THey won’t even ask for his authentic birth certificate.


10 posted on 04/28/2010 7:24:24 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: markomalley

So how much percentage wise of land in the United States is “set aside” for this reason?

It would be interesting, I’ll bet it is past 10% if I had to guess..


11 posted on 04/28/2010 7:24:55 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: markomalley

Agenda 21.


12 posted on 04/28/2010 7:31:02 AM PDT by snowrip (Liberal? You are a socialist with no rational argument.)
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To: Issaquahking

Whataya mean? Look how one state is currently being beat up for even the slightest, most feeble attempt at courage as in AZ demanding the United States of America allow that state to enforce FEDERAL law!!!


13 posted on 04/28/2010 7:40:28 AM PDT by SierraWasp ("Contempt of Congress" used to be a minor crime. Now it's a badge of honor!!!)
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To: dalebert

Someone needs to file a FOIA request.


14 posted on 04/28/2010 7:41:35 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: GraceG
So how much percentage wise of land in the United States is “set aside” for this reason?

It would be interesting, I’ll bet it is past 10% if I had to guess..

More like 30% total. More per western state.

Stumbled across this site: Printable maps - Federal lands

15 posted on 04/28/2010 7:45:03 AM PDT by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: Baynative

farming ping


17 posted on 04/28/2010 9:10:00 AM PDT by phockthis
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To: John O

We should limit the fed to less than 10% of all totaly land in the US to be “owned” by the federal government.

They want to annex new land they have to get rid of the other land they hold first.


18 posted on 04/28/2010 9:33:52 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: SierraWasp

Forefathers would shoot us for letting the country slide this far. Can’t do it by ourselves. Glad to see America trying to wake up (TEA party). Fearful that post # 12 is closer than America is aware of....water is getting warm said the frog.


19 posted on 04/28/2010 9:59:12 AM PDT by Issaquahking (Help Sarah Palin! go to - http://www.conservatives4palin.com - You know what to do!)
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To: Daisyjane69
Do you know about the emminent domain lawsuit Utah legislature is filing against the feds?

I saw an interview a month ago or so. The feds own over 70% of Utah and now want more and the state legislature is taking it back with emminent domain.

In Oregon between the state and the fed they own over 90% of our land. That is why umemployment is 12-14%, can't go in the woods and log, can't go in the ocean and fish, can't burn the fields for premimun world renown grass seed now!!!

But our representatives are, "fighting for the people of Oregon"! For unemployment extensions, mass money for schooling for the loggers and farmers that the politicians have put out of work and state health care for the welfare recipients. Businesses will pay for it all with a 1% income tax on their gross yearly income.

21 posted on 04/28/2010 11:08:44 AM PDT by thirst4truth (www.Believer.com)
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To: thirst4truth
They don't call it the Left Coast for nothing, unfortunately.

Keep in mind that the Communist Party was running that Little Red Schoolhouse in -- where was it? Bellevue? -- back when Obama's mama was a student in the mid-50's.

They've been interested in the West Coast for a long time. Wonder why? Naval establishment in Puget Sound?

Notice that Obama's grandparents moved from Kansas (near Fort Riley?) to the Seattle area -- and then to Hawaii. Sounds like they were both Red, and the KGB was moving them around to cover opportunities.

Someone needs to get busy with the Venona files, looking to see if he can identify Obama's grandparents.

22 posted on 04/28/2010 12:34:24 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: Issaquahking
Forefathers would shoot us for letting the country slide this far.

Alexander Hamilton wouldn't. He might have envisioned an elite-subserving government just as illimitably powerful and active as ours has become.

http://www.shemitta.com/wp_pages/articles.html looks at some problems with Federalism as possibly having been intentionally enabled by Hamilton and the other Federalists.

23 posted on 04/28/2010 12:47:20 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: lentulusgracchus; Issaquahking
That link should be http://www.wildergarten.com/wp_pages/articles.html

Yeah Rocky, I gone and rote an udder book.

24 posted on 04/28/2010 1:21:02 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (The RINOcrat Party is still in charge. There has never been a conservative American government.)
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To: lentulusgracchus
Someone needs to get busy with the Venona files, looking to see if he can identify Obama's grandparents.

Now that's one heck of a good thought.

25 posted on 04/28/2010 1:22:08 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (The RINOcrat Party is still in charge. There has never been a conservative American government.)
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To: Issaquahking

CROAK!!! (ribbit)


26 posted on 04/28/2010 4:17:14 PM PDT by SierraWasp ("Contempt of Congress" used to be a minor crime. Now it's a badge of honor!!!)
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To: GraceG
We should limit the fed to less than 10% of all totaly land in the US to be “owned” by the federal government.

They want to annex new land they have to get rid of the other land they hold first.

I have a better idea. Lets limit the fed gov to it's constitutional limits. The federal district, defense establishments and such limited buildings as required to fulfill the duties of the fed gov.

As much as I like the national parks I just can't seem to find authorization for them in the Constitution

27 posted on 04/28/2010 5:50:25 PM PDT by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: Carry_Okie

Most excellent! Self ping to comeback...


28 posted on 04/28/2010 6:48:29 PM PDT by Issaquahking (Help Sarah Palin! go to - http://www.conservatives4palin.com - You know what to do!)
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To: lentulusgracchus
Bellevue is where obama's parents moved to? What year, I am a Bellevue High School graduate 1971.

Back then and more now it is super rich snobby types that live there. Wouldn't surprise me if they had communists in their midst, lots of white guilt.

29 posted on 04/29/2010 7:03:11 AM PDT by thirst4truth (www.Believer.com)
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To: thirst4truth
Suburban Seattle. I'm not familiar with the area (most of what I know about Seattle rests on a magazine article and episodes of Frazier), so I have trouble keeping Bellevue and Bellingham apart -- but I'm pretty sure it was the former.

Back in the mid-50's, Obama's grandparents moved from Kansas to suburban Seattle, and there was a then-new school there that had some Communists on faculty that were teaching Commie Red world history and arty-farty Red wordgames (under the nominal name of literature) in a certain wing of the school. Two teachers were the culprits ..... and yet of all places to go to school, little Stanley Ann wound up there.

30 posted on 04/29/2010 8:52:36 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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