This outdoors lover says “NO Bears Ears Monument”
I absolutely oppose a monument. The government has already done harm by advertising our area.
“It’s so noisy, and so busy, and so overcrowded, they were closing areas because of overcapacity of the cars.”
Years of sacred- and ceremonial-ground desecration at the Effigy Mounds National Monument in northeast Iowa disgraced the National Park Service, as did a recently sentenced former park manager who stole ancient human remains and hid them in his garage for more than two decades.
Something’s wrong with our National Parks system when lines to get to the Grand Canyon’s South Rim look like lines to get “Hamilton” tickets.
The Sierra Club and Center for Biological Diversity are two green groups running off the rails of science and into the strange weeds of dismantling Western Civilization.
“Again, your food and heat do not matter more than our children’s views. Flat out.”
Everyone has learned that tourism also brings sprawling growth, crappy jobs, ever-higher rents and home prices, and an increasingly unmanageable crush of visitors and traffic.
Not only have locals been left out of conversations between the federal government and monument supporters, but efforts have been made to drown out local voices during the limited opportunities that residents had to give input.
The difference in funding is staggering $20,000,000.00 (radicalized environmentalists) vs $1,870.00 (grassroots movement).
It is heartbreaking to think of what the land will come to if this monument takes place, the access and the resources that will be stripped from those who love the land most.