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I could be wrong, but I believe that whoever runs the monument will have more authority to stop any mines that have not been started yet. There was a huge mine planned for the Kaiparowitz plateau in the GSENM, and that was stopped after the monument designation (which, contrary to the statements of Republicans in southern Utah, did not destroy the region's economy).Sredfield wrote:What little I read about it said "valid existing rights" will remain. So what was authorized is still authorized, just no new stuff. So all the hoopla about a "grab" and "they're taking it away" is just that.
On the other hand, those who don't mind walking will find their remote campsites to be even quieter and more remote than when the roads were open. Quiet, car-free places are a fast-disappearing resource nowadays. In the current political climate, it is vanishingly rare to have the chance to increase the area open to foot, bike, or horse traffic and closed to motor vehicles. Here's hoping for a lot of closed roads.RedRoxx44 wrote:If they go the way of GC Parashant NM they'll start to close the lesser roads esp ones that do not go through. Those who like a certain remote campsite with views might be inconvenienced.
Just five years ago the federal government permanently closed over four thousand miles of existing roads in the Flagstaff area.* Additional closures are still in process on other forests across Arizona but will easily total over ten thousand miles of roads being decommissioned.flagscott wrote:Quiet, car-free places are a fast-disappearing resource nowadays.
LOL, but you would trust Trump and the Bundys to "manage" lands?oldmanonthetrail wrote:The Feds now own aprox. 60 % of the land in the 3 affected states. (80% in Utah and 70% in Nevada ,50% Arizona)
Now you guys all live here and know a lot more than me about whats really going on . It appears to me that this could be a land ,control grab where Soros and his cronies could easily capitalize on mining , tourism etc. . Is there a law that actually prevents the feds from amending the monument legislation?. I obviously don't trust Obama as far as I can throw him and was hoping for a little local knowledge.........