Tag Archives: Vermillion Basin

Udall Says Obama Not Targeting Vermillion

mark-udall-300The following is a press release from Senator Mark Udall’s office.

Mark Udall, chairman of the U.S. Senate National Parks Subcommittee, confirmed today that the Obama administration is not considering an Antiquities Act designation for the Vermillion Continue reading

Tipton and Gardner Urge Feds to Keep Hands off Vermillion Basin

RAY OWENS AND SALLY JEWELLToday, Congressmen Scott Tipton (R-CO) and Cory Gardner (R-CO) outlined concerns over the President’s use of the Antiquities Act to unilaterally designate large swaths lands in western states as national monuments, and warned Continue reading

Moffat County Commissioners Write Letter Regarding Potential Vermillion Designation

MC Commissioners-150The Moffat County Commissioners have decided to write their own letter, opposing any Monument designations in the county that don’t go through the proper public process.  While President Obama’s plans are still hazy, there is rumor that he wants to make the Vermillion Basin a National Monument.  The Continue reading

Obama Reportedly Wants to Designate Vermillion Basin as Monument

obamaRumors are rampant that  the Obama Administration wants to designate Vermillion Basin as a National Monument. The issue was brought up at the Moffat County Commissioners meeting yesterday.  According to David Boyd, a Public Affairs Specialist with the Bureau of Land Management, Commissioner Chuck Grobe Continue reading

Tipton Blasts Obama Administration for Misuse of Antiquities Act

SCOTT-TIPTON-300Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO), yesterday, issued a statement on President Obama’s use of the Antiquities Act to unilaterally designate a massive 500,000 acre national monument in New Mexico despite local objections, a move that could indicate the presidents intentions for land in Northwest Colorado.  Local citizens and elected officials raised serious concerns over Continue reading