Recent National Monuments - Not what was PROMISED - Little to NO
PUBLIC INPUT! MONUMENT ACTION THEN NEPA AND OTHER RESEARCH
DONE - After the fact. What changes? No one knows.
Arizona Liberty successfully opposed the Sedona Verde Valley Red Rock NATIONAL
MONUMENT of 160,000 acres surrounding the city of Sedona, The Village of Oak Creek
(Sedona) and the State Parks that are within this area.
Sedona Verde Valley Red Rock National Monument
In association with:
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FREEDOM and access of the National
Forests - this SHOULD CONCERN YOU!
The WESTERN States:
RED is federally controlled land in each
state. Federally controlled land,
un-productive for the Western States,
when does it end? Under the Obama
Administration using the Antiquities Act
of 1906 the Administration has put
additional restrictions of USE and
ACCESS on MILLIONS of acres in
western states since he has come to
office, more than any other president in
State LAWMAKERS AND AZ Game and
Fish OPPOSE Grand Canyon Watershed
National Monument Designation
and creates an economic impact of $2.1 billion to the State of Arizona annually. These activities support more than 18,000 jobs,
provides residents with $699 million in salary and wages and generates more than $132 million in state tax revenue. Our
neighbor Utah reports that with the creation of the Escalante-Grand Staircase National Monument, local counties and
communities have experienced rural depopulation, a negative impact on public schools, and overall economic losses and
negative impacts to the cities, counties and state.
Arizona Enabling Act of 1910 and Public Education Funding
The creation of National Monuments directly conflicts with Arizona’s Enabling Act, which repeatedly refers to the use of State
Trust land, and in Section 24 states: “the passage of this Act are hereby granted to the said State for the support of common
schools”. The United States has already created 22 National Monuments within Arizona, encumbering almost 100,000 acres of State
Trust land from the beneficiaries outlined in Arizona’s Enabling Act, including public schools and universities. This is a violation, a
breach of the contractual terms agreed to by Congress and by the State of Arizona within its Enabling Act, which stipulates that
the financial proceeds from the Arizona State Trust land would be used to support public education.
National Monuments Located Within Arizona
The twenty-two National Monuments located within Arizona total 3.7 million acres. The addition of the proposed 1.7 million acre
GCWNM AND 160,000 acre SVVRRNM would increase Arizona’s total National Monument acreage by 150 percent to 5.5 million
acres. The total size of National Monuments within Arizona would then exceed each individual size of the states of Massachusetts,
New Jersey, Hawaii, Connecticut, Delaware and Rhode Island, an area 127 times larger than Washington DC.
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|May 17, 2016 The State of Arizona passed HB2585, a bill that REINFORCES THE AMOUNT OF LAND (AS
DESCRIBED IN THE ANTIQUITIES ACT OF 1906) that can be controlled by the US Government in declaring a
National Monument deignation: "The President of the United States is authorized, in his discretion, to declare by
public proclamation historic landmarks, historic and prehistoric structures, and other objects of historic or scientific
READ BILL HB 2585 HERE
|The State of Arizona Reinforces the Language of the Antiquities Act of 1906
House Bill 2585 is LAW - 5/17/16, written by AZ Congressman Bob Thorpe