Bears Ears was a mistake
Re: “DOJ doesn’t want to hear our Antiquities Act argument,” Dec. 6 guest commentary
Frankly the commentary by Sen. Tom Udall and Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva about Bears Ears has a grossly liberal spin to it and it is disingenuous.
The real story here is President Barack Obama’s overreach. Trump very appropriately aligned with the wishes of the people of Utah, who didn’t approve of Obama’s inappropriate decision to allocate 1.35 million acres.
To put this into perspective, that is larger than all five of the other Utah parks combined. This made Bears Ears the 11th largest national park in the U.S. with seven of the top 10 being in Alaska. So, when you look at the park size to state size, then it’s the largest as a percent.
So, I ask you gentlemen ... how much is too much? Can (or should) Obama be allowed to allocate all of Utah? All of the U.S.? Shouldn’t the actual state and it’s government and especially it’s people have a say in the matter? Exactly!
Bottom line, is that Trump wouldn’t have had to do this if Obama would have acted responsibly. Sam Rutigliano, Thornton