May 20, 2012

SandBoxBlogs: Grand Junction Daily Sentinel "Monument-to-park issue reveals fear of feds"

Gary Harmon:
"Proposed as a way to make the most of a federally recognized treasure, the potential upgrade of Colorado National Monument to a national park is morphing into a new form: a tool to keep the federal government at bay.

And make a few bucks at the same time.

“There’s no question a park has more branding value than a monument,” Owen O’Fallon, chairman of the Colorado Canyons Association, said of the value of park designation.

Legislation, however, must be couched with protections against the “many fears” of federal government that were revealed in the committee’s online survey and four open houses, O’Fallon said. Committee members have largely ruled out fears that a park could threaten state control of the Colorado River, or that a change would invite greater federal control of air quality and lighting on the Grand Valley floor....."
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