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Obama to create largest national monument of his presidency [11th he's established]
The Hill ^ | May 19, 2014 | Justin Sink

Posted on 05/19/2014 1:12:55 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

President Obama on Wednesday will designate nearly half a million acres in New Mexico as a national monument, the latest in a series of executive actions intended to improve environmental protections of federal lands.

The president will sign a proclamation establishing the Organ Mountains Desert Peaks National Monument, the largest such designation of his presidency, during a ceremony at the Department of the Interior, the White House said Monday.

It will be the 11th time the president has established a national monument during his term, and the largest designation in terms of land mass during his presidency.

By contrast, former President George W. Bush established only four national monuments during his eight years in office.

The site will include areas used as training sites for the Apollo astronauts, as well as the Butterfield Overland Mail Trail, along which passengers and mail traveled toward San Francisco in the mid-1800s.

Press secretary Jay Carney touted the economic benefits of the designation, which is expected to boost tourism to the region.

"A recent, independent study found that a new national monument could generate $7.4 million in new economic activity annually from new visitors and business opportunities while preserving access for sportsmen, ranchers and recreational users," Carney said. "This signing is part of our larger weeklong focus on helping businesses invest here in America to further grow our economy and create jobs."

The president will press that case during a meeting Tuesday with business leaders at the White House and at an event at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., on Thursday.

But the White House might face a tough sell with New Mexico ranchers in the area, who have argued a nearly identical legislative proposal by the state's Democratic senators — Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich — was too expansive.

Obama's accelerated efforts on federal land protection coincide with the return of counselor and renowned environmentalist John Podesta — former chief of staff to President Clinton — to the White House.

After Republicans took control of Congress in 1994, Clinton used his executive authority to implement environmental protections for federal lands, including seven sites during his last month in office.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; US: New Mexico
KEYWORDS: agenda21; blm; bordermonument; borderwars; drugcartels; envirowackos; epaoutofcontrol; federalland; landgrab; nationalmonument; obama; obamafederlland; podesta

1 posted on 05/19/2014 1:12:55 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Someone found oil?


2 posted on 05/19/2014 1:15:54 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Just gobbling up more of the West...

For about 15 dollars an acre in projected tourist revenue (does that ever happen??).

3 posted on 05/19/2014 1:16:55 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: CedarDave; Nachum

Ping.


4 posted on 05/19/2014 1:17:12 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The war on cattle continues and nobody says a word


5 posted on 05/19/2014 1:20:18 PM PDT by Homer1
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To: Vince Ferrer
New Mexico has been producing oil and gas for a while, now.(see at link).
6 posted on 05/19/2014 1:21:07 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
It's my understanding just like any other executive order, a “national monuments” declaration can be rescinded by any future President. However, it would appear that none of the recent Republican Presidents (Reagan Included) have had the guts to PO the enviro crowd by doing so....
7 posted on 05/19/2014 1:22:50 PM PDT by apillar
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To: Vince Ferrer

or water


8 posted on 05/19/2014 1:23:07 PM PDT by blueplum
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To: Cincinatus' Wife


And it be the first national monument in the 58th state
9 posted on 05/19/2014 1:25:46 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: All

No! No more Federally owned land takeovers from the state. It is time to take back the states’ land.


10 posted on 05/19/2014 1:28:27 PM PDT by veracious
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
They aren't “national monuments” they are just land grabs. In El-Presidnte's view only the ruling class should be allowed property, the rest of us should be serfs and pay tribute to our “lords” for the privilege of living someplace.
11 posted on 05/19/2014 1:30:12 PM PDT by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of gun control?)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
for the monument, zer0 will have his image carved into Mt Rushmore, just to the right of Lincoln.

one of these 2 photos will be used as a template for the statue.


12 posted on 05/19/2014 1:30:46 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

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13 posted on 05/19/2014 1:31:03 PM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Does this mean the guys at White Sands Missile Range won’t be able to test cruise missiles against the face of the mountains anymore? Back in the 70s, I went down there to visit a friend who was married to a WAC, and she pointed out this huge target that was painted on the face of the mountains behind the base. She said it was quite a trip to watch those things come flying out of the desert and slam into the mountain.


14 posted on 05/19/2014 1:31:44 PM PDT by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Will there be lots of Doric columns?


15 posted on 05/19/2014 1:33:14 PM PDT by moovova
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Seriously, New Mexico should stand up and say no to this land snatch. There is no reason other than some stupid socialist fantasy for doing this, and it deprives the people of New Mexico a big chunk of their land.

Conservative candidates need to be crystal clear about this as well.

An Act of Congress to Restore Most Federal Land Takings to the Individual States.


16 posted on 05/19/2014 1:33:38 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("Don't compare me to the almighty, compare me to the alternative." -Obama, 09-24-11)
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To: Homer1

did a quick search - here’s what the ranchers are up against:

Special-status animal species occurring in the Organs are the peregrine falcon, an Organ Mountain species of the Colorado chipmunk, and four species of endemic mollusks

The Sierra de las Uvas Mountains Complex also contains important watershed...These canyons are also important corridors for the movement of animals from the desert areas to water sources along the river.

State-endangered sand prickley pear, Opuntia arenaria, a BLM special status species.

Golden eagles, great-horned owls, and Swainson’s hawks nest here, and peregrine falcons have also been reported

Extensive grasslands in the area provide important habitat for grassland birds that have declined in recent years. This includes potential habitat for Aplomado falcons.

The Great Plains narrow-mouth toad has been reported immediately to the south of the West Potrillo Mountains and can be expected to occur here.

gleaned from the National Monument site already up:
http://www.organmountains.org/the-lands/biological-resources/


17 posted on 05/19/2014 1:33:54 PM PDT by blueplum
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To: Vince Ferrer
Maybe this is next?


18 posted on 05/19/2014 1:36:10 PM PDT by folkquest (I plan on being cranky for the next 4 years. Hope to crack a political smile at the midterms!)
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To: blueplum

Well, you don’t want anything to happen to your Organs or your Uvas, do you?


19 posted on 05/19/2014 1:40:48 PM PDT by x
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To: blueplum
I think you nailed with your statement along the line of this is what the ranchers are up against. This is about squeezing the ranchers remaining on the western flank of the Organ Mountains, which is largely BLM land with a few ranches still in private hands tucked up into canyons.

The eastern flank has been Fort Bliss or White Sands Missile Range lands for many many decades. The ranchers on the west though, there has been ranching since the 1600s. Water is a bit more available on the west flank of mountains as the rains largely originate from moisture coming from the Pacific or Gulf of California. Tucked up mainly in the western canyons are occasional springs and seasonal running arroyos.

20 posted on 05/19/2014 2:25:24 PM PDT by Hootowl99
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

What does Gov Martinez (R-NM) have to say about this?


21 posted on 05/19/2014 2:39:02 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

-PJ

22 posted on 05/19/2014 2:43:26 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: veracious

Do you have any evidence this land is presently owned by the state of NM?

I’d wager a significant amount it’s presently BLM land.

IOW, the federal gov took it out of one pocket and put it in the other.


23 posted on 05/19/2014 2:44:18 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

From 2010: “Obama to Create New National Monuments?”

http://newwest.net/topic/article/obama_to_create_new_national_monuments/C564/L564/


24 posted on 05/19/2014 2:59:38 PM PDT by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Gotta secure the collateral for all the Chinese loans.


25 posted on 05/19/2014 3:07:30 PM PDT by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: All

Wow, I’ve got a tag along. Sherman Logan needs proof that states own land, perhaps that their very purpose is to oversee the land of USA. Unlike DC which is was specifically created to give the USG/Federal an area of land to govern.


26 posted on 05/19/2014 3:34:01 PM PDT by veracious
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To: blueplum

“did a quick search - here’s what the ranchers are up against:”

More simply, what we here in NM are up against is an epic abundance of Obama True Believers. I have read other threads about locust swarms in various places. In NM we have swarms of libtards who HATE ranchers, farmers, miners, loggers, oil men, and every other productive individual scratching a living from the earth. This ‘monument’ will become a highway for illegals to enter the state without fear of the border patrol, who will effectively be restricted in their patrols. NM is also a state which gives drivers licenses to illegals (you are asked if you want to register to vote at the same time), and it is also illegal to ask for ID at the polls.

FUBO!!!!


27 posted on 05/19/2014 4:26:37 PM PDT by Carthego delenda est
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; et al

Had ENOUGH Yet ?


28 posted on 05/19/2014 4:51:20 PM PDT by S.O.S121.500 (Had ENOUGH Yet ? ........................ Enforce the Bill of Rights ......... It's the LAW !!!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
I absolutely love the scenic grandeur of the Great Southwestern Desert, from Joshua Tree to Dead Horse Point. I have been through the Grand Escalante Staircase, designated as protected by Clinton. It is vast and beautiful, inaccessible to all but the most hardy, except for scenic highways. IOW, there was no reason to shut down huge reserves of valuable anthracite coal, because it all could have been mined and no one would ever have seen the difference.

Point being, even for preservation purposes, this monument mania has reached diminishing returns. I have been to this area of New Mexico too, and it is fine indeed, but not unlike another million square miles of New Mexico which apparently does not need "protecting."

Let the next president call "enough."

29 posted on 05/19/2014 4:55:49 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Homer1; MeshugeMikey; B4Ranch; Texas Fossil; All

” - - - the White House might face a tough sell with New Mexico ranchers in the area,-—”

Looks like another job for Feudal Lord Reid’s Rustlers!

Lemme see now, B. Hussein created this New Mexico diversion to distract form his VA Hospital wait-till-they-die-waiting death panels.

Yup, one scandal requires one diversion a week!


30 posted on 05/19/2014 7:15:22 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Graewoulf

Barrys got stuff Lined Up waiting for the proper moment so spring into “action to cover his skinny rear end in One SCANDALOUS MESS after another

Hes got another three plus years of them on the drawing board.

Well to be completely forthrght here..... they are ALL valerie jarrett’s Inventions.

a smidgen here, a smidgeon there!!!


31 posted on 05/19/2014 7:23:19 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: MeshugeMikey

The “Lizard” crawls in,
The “Lizard” crawls out,
The “Lizard” has
Corruption on her snout!


32 posted on 05/19/2014 7:30:51 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Homer1

Only the ranchers & property owners in that area.


33 posted on 05/20/2014 7:51:45 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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