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President Deems local hills as National Monument


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..Friday the President of the United States stopped by Gweneth Paltrow's house then headed over near the Pomona Fairgrounds and NHRA Museum to declare our local hills a National Monument, not a National Park..

An older story on "Monuments" well worth reading first..

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/20/us/politics/20utah.html?_r=0

The Recent Story
http://www.pe.com/articles/monument-751684-san-president.html

Basic difference of National Monument or National Park.
http://www.nps.gov/history/history/online_books/portfolio/portfolio0b.htm


..This has raised a heated debate locally as to the intent of the quick decision to do this with strong opposition..

Hastings: President Unilaterally Designates New National Monument, Circumventing Local Opposition

http://www.nationaljournal.com/library/188739

..and another good read..
http://naturalresources.house.gov/issues/issue/?IssueID=13375
 




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