Too bad nobody stopped Clinton when he grabbed all that Utah soft coal for the benefit of his Indonesian benefactors.
Congress can change that any time it wants to.
The coal grab in Utah was entirely on the basis of an executive order that created a “National Monument”, ostensibly to protect something called the Escalante red-rock region.
And when Bush had the opportunity to modify this executive order with one of his own, he failed to act.
We hadn’t “had enough” at that point. Just came off of the Reagan/Bush 1 years...
But, I’m sure some leftist would say “you didn’t see people resisting when a white president was grabbing land!”
We visited the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monumentpark. Clinton did not give it to the National Park Service to run as is the usual case, he instead set up a new BLM park bureaucracy to run it.
I think it means the land is still BLM managed land and perhaps not as restrictive, as in for ever, as National park lands. I believe congress could make mining legal if it wanted to.
Grazing is permitted
“Too bad nobody stopped Clinton when he grabbed all that Utah soft coal for the benefit of his Indonesian benefactors.”
People had faith in Federal injustices and Federal elections then. The 20 years sense and reflection upon the past 150 have proven such faith was boundless.
This Federation is slowly falling apart, and when the Feds finally do uses deadly force they will be proving that they lost the ability to rule with the Consent of the Governed and instead only inspire a new Generation of literal patriots to rise again and find ways undermine that illegitimate power.