Utah Delegation Opposes New National Monument Idea

Nov 15, 2012

WASHINGTON, DC – In response to a letter sent to President Obama by outdoor retailers, Utah lawmakers Congressmen Jason Chaffetz and Rob Bishop, and Senators Orrin Hatch and Mike Lee, sent a letter to the President opposing the idea of creating a national monument in Utah under the Antiquities Act.

The lawmakers expressed their desire for a congressionally-driven process that would be more open and ensure all policy options and opinions are considered. The outdoor retailers are requesting that 1.4 million acres surrounding Canyonlands National Park be designated a national monument via presidential decree, something to which the delegation is unanimously opposed.

View a copy of the letter here