Utah AG Threatens To Sue Obama Over Newly Designated National Monument
00:58, Dec 30, 2016
Copyright 2015 All rights reserved. This material can't be published, transferred, copied or redistributed.
Congressman Rob Bishop R-Utah, chairman emeritus of the Western Caucus opposes the Bears Ears Monument, suggesting presidents have the power to undo monuments, though it has not been done before. (Our Climate Desk partners at High Country News have a good overview of the Bear Ears battle.) In other words, the fight is far from over, and it will certainly carry over into the next Congress and the Trump administration.
Obama also designated a Golden Butte National Monument on 300,000 acres of land outside of Las Vegas.
President Obama designated two new national monuments on Wednesday aimed at protecting sacred Native American sites in the desert regions of southeastern Utah and southern Nevada. Bears Ears is the first national monument to elevate tribal partners through a formal commission that will provide input on the monument's management plan. "Legally we can still auction lands off inside the Bear Ears Monument and really have a duty to do everything that we can to make money off of them". Prior to the Bears Ears designation Donaldson and the SILTA trustees asked department of interior officials to consider a land exchange or monetary compensation. Obama said it was important to protect the spaces, which are not only natural wonders, but lands that are both sacred and historically significant to Native Americans because of rock art and archaeological sites. Alaska Gov. Bill Walker, a Republican, said the move was an unprecedented shot across his state's bow, noting state economic vulnerabilities weren't resonating 3,700 miles away in the nation's capitol.
Both parks still require congressional approval, as well as confirmation by the President-Elect.
Supporters of the Bundy family - including Jon Ritzheimer, who's awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to charges related to the OR wildlife preserve occupation - are possibly considering some type of protest action after the president's designation.
CJ Ham added to Minnesota Vikings' 53-man roster
The Vikings, who started the season 5-0, are on a run of seven losses in nine games as they have been decimated by injuries. I don't feel the Packers have to pile up points to win a shootout because Minnesota has trouble scoring (25th).
Obama also recently declared large stretches of the Arctic and Atlantic oceans off-limits for future drilling, invoking other executive powers analysts said will be hard to reverse.
Christy Goldfuss, managing director of the White House Council on Environmental Quality, said a sitting president can not undo a previous president's national monument designations. Obama used the Antiquities Act to protect the monument. In the case of Bears Ears, the federal government will "co-manage" the land not with the state of Utah, but rather with five tribes: the Hopi, the Navajo Nation, the Uintah-Ouray Utes, the Ute Mountain Ute, and the Pueblo of Zuni. "We also have worked to ensure that tribes and local communities can continue to access and benefit from these lands for generations to come", he said in a statement following the proclamations.
Salt Lake City Rep. Joel Briscoe: "This monument speaks to our core knowledge that this attractive land was given to us to care for, learn from, and grow". Typically, the designation means that no new mining can take place in the area. In the works for several years, the PLI was introduced into the U.S. House in July, but Congress adjourned this month without taking action on it. Plenty of people would prefer that land to themselves or their states. "Now it will be preserved for all future generations", he said.
Sure enough, McGregor, who was out with a bunch of his friends, drove up on these two men and gave them a nod of approval. He did not do well at welterweight because he was undersized and these dudes are real gorillas in this weight class.
Don't let people who have been drinking get behind the wheel - take their keys and arrange a safe way for them to get home. Data shows the decision to drive while impaired can have serious and sometimes deadly consequences.
With just 23 days left in the year, Taylor Swift has released her first material as a vocalist of 2016. The former One Direction member, Zayn, released his studio album, " Mind of Mine ", earlier this year.
Stocks moved firmly higher on Thursday after a knee-jerk selloff late Wednesday tied to the Federal Reserve's rate hike outlook. On Thursday, the dollar was trading above 117 yen, having topped the 117 level overnight for the first time in 10 months.
Jennifer Lawrence, Robin Wright, and Meryl Streep are just a few of the women who have spoken out about the pay gap in Hollywood. We caught up with the " Shameless " star Monday at The Grove where we ask him about Emmy's contract dispute demanding equal pay.
Plus, winds of 20 to 40 miles per hour with gusts to 60 miles per hour in the higher terrain are possible along with the storm. Although the computer models vary in snow totals, they agree: Grand Rapids will get several inches of snow into Monday .
There's no love lost between New York Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall and his teammate, defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson. QB Tom Brady finished his day 17 of 27 (63.0%) for 214 yards, 3 touchdowns, and 0 interceptions for a 124.6 rating.
The natural growth rate is calculated by taking the number of births in the state and subtracting the number of deaths. Meanwhile, the nation's population was estimated at 323.1 million on July 1, 2016, the census bureau said.
According to Wolff, Mercedes will "look at the overall situation and say 'what does it mean?' Everything is possible". However, a spokesman for the team made it clear there would be no knee-jerk reaction.
As they turned away, the Chinese did come up on the radio and indicated they were returning to their own operations. The incident occurred about 50 nautical miles from Subic Bay, a major Philippine port and former US military base.
However, the residents of Prague claim that at least a part of Cuba's debt should be returned in cash. If the offer is accepted, the central European nation would have rum reserves to last over a century.
After securing NFC East title, Cowboys host Lions
He reached his boiling point after Lions running back Zach Zenner scored on a 5-yard run midway through the second quarter. Both Prescott and rookie rusher Ezekiel Elliott have greatly benefited from Dallas's stout offensive line.
Fired Buffalo Bills coach Rex Ryan was all bluster and no bite
Ryan's production wasn't bad in his near two full seasons in Western New York as he finished 8-8 in 2015 and 7-8 this time around. Offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn was named the team's interim coach for the Bills' season finale against the New York Jets.
Winter Storm Hits Plains, High Winds in Nebraska
Almost 20,000 customers of the South Dakota Rural Electric Association were without power as of Monday afternoon, according to AP. Heavy snow, freezing rain and wind gusts will make holiday travel treacherous in swaths of the northern United States.
20-year-old woman raped in auto in Delhi
The 20-year-old girl, who later narrated the incident to the police, had come from Noida to Delhi in search of a job. A 20-year-old girl was raped in a moving auto bearing a sticker of the Ministry of Home Affairs on Thursday night.
FBI backs CIA conclusion on Russian hacking motive
For the president, the answer to that question is a press obsessed with minutiae and partisans obsessed with winning at any cost. Critics have bemoaned the fact that there was no retaliation or public upbraiding of Putin from Obama before Election Day.
China's TCL to Make, Sell BlackBerry-Branded Phones
Under the agreement, BlackBerry will license its security software and services to TCL who will integrate them into new handsets. The company is called TCL and many of you probably have already heard of it since it's the same that own the Alcatel brand.
Arctic front blows in cold weather
The high pressure center driving this cold is transient, and it will slide east across the state on Friday. From about 3 AM through 9 AM Saturday morning will be when we could see sleet or freezing rain.
Powell, Petty rally Jets past 49ers 23-17 in overtime
Plus, the S.F. defense couldn't get off the field, allowing the NY offense to convert 9-of-19 third- and fourth-down conversions. Hyde finished the first half with seven carries for 141 rushing yards against one of the league's top rushing defenses.