Obama designates 5 new national monuments in Maryland, Delaware, Ohio, NM and Washington state

  • Article by: Associated Press
  • Updated: March 25, 2013 - 12:22 PM
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supervon2Mar. 25, 1312:33 PM

I wonder if Obama is still on target to get his face on Mt. Rushmore before his term is over? The other status we need is Biden signing the multimillion dollar hotel bills while people around him are begging for food.

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bongomoomo34Mar. 25, 13 1:21 PM

At least he is doing something constructive this time as opppsed to just another short term cash burn.

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eljayeffMar. 25, 13 2:17 PM

What about the budget? Should time not be spent on that pathetic situation rather than national monuments - someone should learn to prioritize their day!

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godiveMar. 25, 13 2:17 PM

@bongomoomo34 - these will all become a cash burn since they are now national.

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ruphinaMar. 25, 13 2:41 PM

And another 240,000 acres taken away from hunters so rafters can run the river in a park. Why do greenies always have to lock everybody else out so they can use an area? Bill G.

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billybillyMar. 25, 13 3:08 PM

I'm disappointed that Canyonlands didn't make it. If you have ever stood above Moab and looked south you would be forever changed.

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bythebeachMar. 25, 13 3:18 PM

Really smart move. The feds can't adequately support the current national parks and monuments. Yellowstone National Park was supposed to open late this year and close early this year because of sequestration. Luckily, the state of WY and many local businesses are contributing $ to allow it to open on schedule. Grand Teton National Park is considering not opening some visitors centers this year because of sequestration. I'm a strong supporter of the national park system, but adding more national monuments right now is a truly boneheaded move.

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jimmywestoneMar. 25, 13 3:27 PM

Sweet! I can't wait to go to Delaware now that they have a national park! Haha.........

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LicoriceMar. 25, 13 4:12 PM

billybilly, Canyonlands IS a national park. And I agree with you about its magnificence.

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sfod93Mar. 25, 13 4:23 PM

Canyonlands was made a national park ~50 years ago.

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