Skip to comments.National Park Service creates hazard by banning ‘hazardous’ cargo ( Colorado )
Posted on 06/18/2014 5:13:47 AM PDT by george76
Decision would cut off ranchers' lifeline . A Western Slope federal parks officials decision to limit access to Monument Road has touched off angry reactions from residents who depend on the route for their livelihoods.
With little public input from Glade Park ranching community residents and without consulting with the Board of Commissioners in Mesa County, National Park Service (NPS) Director at the Colorado National Monument Lisa Eckert recently announced that vehicles containing hazardous cargo would be banned from using the route they have used for decades.
Monument Road adjoins to Glade Park just a few miles inside the boundaries of the Colorado National Monument (CNM). Ranchers and other residents of Glade Park a rural community situated on the plateau above CNM use Monument Road to haul goods, equipment, hay, fertilizer, livestock, fuel, and other necessities, to and from their operations.
This development makes national park designation more problematic because it provides a real-time example of government overreach. The NPS has challenged a nearly 30-year-old precedent that established permanent access to Monument Road for vehicles traveling to Glade Park.
Court Order Challenged
In 1986, Wilkenson vs. Department of the Interior resolved the landmark lawsuit brought by residents of the ranching community. The United States District Court rebuffed the NPS by giving ranchers and other Glade Park residents regardless of what they might be hauling full, free, and permanent access to Monument Road as the main route to and from their homes. The court rejected attempts by the NPS to levy fees for use of the road, as well as to ban commercial traffic.
The decision on behalf of Glade Park residents was unequivocal:
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Swear out a warrant for Eckert’s arrest. THAT they understand.
:: With little public input from Glade Park ranching community residents ::
Let me translate, please.
That identified “little public input” means they held table-top conferences in their offices with the Sierra Club and other quasi-militant environmental groups from Oregon.
Hey, Libs - it's "settled law".
Now go to hell.
They did, and now they have come back with seven more demons worse than the first.
Our constitution lays out the framework and the requirement for a representative republic. The regulatory agencies have morphed into a fourth branch of government. They are unelected and provide no representation to anybody. We need to strip regulatory agencies of the power to create laws and rules. Legislative bodies should lay out the laws and regulatory agencies should regulate them.
Sadly, the government of the people, by the people, for the people, has perished from the earth. We now have FedGov, a tool of the far left fringe. It is used to trample freedom of religion, to infringe on the right of the people to keep and bear arms, to take private property for public use without just compensation, and to impose excessive fines. I hope and pray that we can restore government of, by, and for the people as soon as the anti-American, anti-Christian, antisemitic, communist thug is out of our White House.
The locals are busy trying to give control of Colorado National Monument to the federal government.
“FedGov” originated with the communists, who now disguise themselves as “liberals” and “progressives.”
While we re-elect people like Obama who makes it happen and Eric Cantor who passively lets it all happen.....
Oh, Cantor was rejected. Is there a similar reaction across the nation?
It remains to be seen.....we in VA 7 have done our part.......
The Gestapo MUST be fired.
Start w the White House.
All Republican districts will be choked off.