Governor Herbert Battling Monument Designation

Governor Herbert Battling Monument Designation

Governor Herbert has announced that a special legislative session scheduled for May will address more than just the possible restoration of funding for education initiatives. The Governor will also include a concurrent resolution opposing the unilateral designation of a new national monument in Utah. “It is absolutely irresponsible for the Obama Administration to consider a new national monument that is over two and a half times the size of Rhode Island without input from Utahns from across the state who will be significantly impacted by this decision,” shares Herbert. “Today, I am asking every member of the Utah State Legislature to go on record and join me in expressing our opposition to another unilateral national monument within the state.” Cabinet members from the Obama Administration have told Governor Herbert that no national monuments will be designated in Utah without an open, public process occurring first, however, contradicting information has also arisen indicating the serious possibility that President Obama may skip the public process and jump straight to a designation.

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