House GOP Raises Alarm Over DOI Monument Draft

Law360, New York (February 19, 2010, 1:47 PM EST) -- Republicans on the House Natural Resources Committee are up in arms over a leaked U.S. Department of the Interior document that indicates the Obama administration is considering designating as many as 17 new national monuments throughout the Western U.S.

Committee ranking member Doc Hastings, R-Wash.; Rep. Ron Bishop, R-Utah, ranking member of the subcommittee on national parks, forests and public lands; and several other members of the Congressional Western Caucus released the document Thursday, saying they were concerned that the potential designations could lock up valuable...
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