National Parks and Monuments versus Golf Courses and Oil Rigs

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“As families prepare for summer vacations in our National Parks – Democrats threaten to close them and shut down the government. Terrible!” – Donald Trump tweet 4-27-17

I got to be honest after reading this tweet and knowing about the executive order he just signed (see below) I am at an absolute loss for words.

“President Trump signed an executive order Wednesday calling into question the future of more than two dozen national monuments proclaimed by the last three presidents to set aside millions of acres from development.

In asking Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke for an unprecedented review of national monuments, Trump may force a question never before tested in the 111-year history of the Antiquities Act: Whether one president can nullify a previous president’s proclamation establishing a national monument.

Signing the executive order at the Department of the Interior Wednesday, Trump called President Barack Obama’s creation of national monuments an “egregious abuse use of power.” – USA Today 4-26-17

The list of 24 national monuments released by the White House under review;

Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument in Arizona, proclaimed by Clinton in 2000 (1 million acres).

Giant Sequoia National Monument in California, proclaimed by Clinton in 2000 (327,769 acres).

Vermilion Cliffs National Monument in Arizona, proclaimed by Clinton in 2000 (279,568 acres).

Hanford Reach National Monument in Washington, proclaimed by Clinton in 2000 (194,450 acres).

Canyons of the Ancients National Monument in Colorado, proclaimed by Clinton in 2000 (175,160 acres).

Ironwood Forest National Monument in Arizona, proclaimed by Clinton in 2000 (128,917 acres).

Sonoran Desert National Monument in Arizona, proclaimed by Clinton in 2001 (486,149 acres).

Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument in Montana, proclaimed by Clinton in 2001 (377,346 acres).

Carrizo Plain National Monument in California, proclaimed by Clinton in 2001 (204,107 acres).

Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument in the Pacific Ocean, proclaimed by President George W. Bush in 2006 and expanded by President Barack Obama in 2016, (89.6 million acres).

Marianas Trench Marine National Monument in the Pacific Ocean, proclaimed by Bush in 2009 (60.9 million acres).

Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument in the Pacific Ocean, proclaimed by Bush in 2009 and enlarged by Obama in 2014. (55.6 million acres).

Rose Atoll Marine National Monument in American Samoa, proclaimed by Bush in 2009 (8.6 million acres).

Rio Grande del Norte National Monument in New Mexico, proclaimed by Obama in 2013. (242,555 acres).

Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument in New Mexico, proclaimed by Obama in 2014 (496,330 acres).

Basin and Range National Monument in Nevada, proclaimed by Obama in 2015 (703,585 acres).

Berryessa Snow Mountain in California, proclaimed by Obama in 2015 (330,780 acres).

Northeast Canyons & Seamounts Marine National Monument in the Atlantic Ocean, proclaimed by Obama in 2016 (3.1 million acres).

Mojave Trails National Monument in California, proclaimed by Obama in 2016 (1.6 million acres).

Bears Ears National Monument in Utah, proclaimed by Obama in 2016 (1.4 million acres).

Gold Butte National Monument in Nevada, proclaimed by Obama in 2016 (296,937 acres).

Sand to Snow National Monument in California, proclaimed by Obama in 2016 (154,000 acres).

If this bothers you like it bothers me speak-up, write you representative(s). Trump is making generational decisions, actions that will affect your children, grandchildren, great grandchildren…..get the picture? What’s next? Oil rigs and golf courses. Think I am kidding? Just wait, just wait.

 

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14 Responses to National Parks and Monuments versus Golf Courses and Oil Rigs

  1. Believe me, I am contacting my reps about this. This is the kind of stuff he does that just makes my brain hurt. 😖

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  2. Reblogged this on just drive, will you? and commented:
    The absolute GALL!

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  3. Suze says:

    those are the areas most likely to have oil deposits. I remember Mr Clinton saying about one of them that at least now the oil companies cannot get their greedy hands on it. He may run across a problem though. Once a parkland is designated as such it quite literally takes an act of congress not to be one again. So, hopefully, the congress will find it’s conscience before we lose the parklands.

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  4. POTUS just did an about face on NAFTA. Reuters showed pre-election clips and today’s statement by A-hole in Chief. Hopefully his deplorables wilI finally smell the coffee and realize they have been scammed. I agree with Suze. Taking away our national protected heritage won’t be easy. But we need to jump on it immediately. Trump’s tactic is to cover with smokescreens his evil intent.

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  5. I honestly, have no words.

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  6. Reblogged this on sherriemiranda1 and commented:
    Talk about “Doublespeak” & just plain lies! Wonder what the Trumpistas have to say about this! 😉 ❤
    Peace, love & nature for all,
    Sherrie
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  7. Any chance you can add more links? StumbleUpon? Tumble? Pinterest? There are a few more whose name escapes me. You would have to sign up with them. BUT it would be worth it to have info like this get out to a larger audience! 😉 ❤
    Peace, love & some respite for all,
    Sherrie
    Sherrie Miranda’s historically based, coming of age, Adventure novel “Secrets & Lies in El Salvador” is about an American girl in war-torn El Salvador:
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    Her husband made a video for her novel. He wrote the song too:
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    • Thank you Ms. Sherrie. Unfortunately this is as “Social Network” as my ADD mind allows. Happy for anyone to repost as you so kindly do. I get a number of repost on FB and Twitter from time to time by others. As always thank you for reading. It means the world to me.

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  8. I get so angry at this person we know as Trump who twists and turns his wicked ways. Congress will close the country if he continues with the stupid wall so he will blame the Democrats nothing new there.

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  9. midmiocene says:

    Hi E&B. Just thought I’d pass along a link to a blog post I did on this very thing myself. Today, May 12th, is the first day for the public to comment before the Trump Gang make their decisions. But it’s only for a limited time.

    https://midmiocene.wordpress.com/2017/05/12/support-our-national-monuments/

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