In a STUNNING abuse of Executive Power, Obama makes a MASSIVE midnight land grab. Obama has designated over 553M acres as ‘monuments’– the largest in Presidential history to protect his Environmentalist street cred.
The land in Utah and Nevada has vital natural resources that can no longer be accessed because of the new designation.
Watch the FOX News report:
President Obama designated two national monuments in Utah and Nevada Wednesday as part of the outgoing president’s efforts to secure and expand his environmental legacy, and to possibly bind the hands of President-elect Donald Trump.
The White House announced that The Bears Ears National Monument in Utah will cover 1.35 million acres in the Four Corners region. The move is a victory for Native American tribes and conservationists for whom the land is considered sacred, but sparked intense opposition from Republicans.
“This arrogant act by a lame duck president will not stand,” Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah., tweeted.
The president also announced a 300,000-acre Gold Butte National Monument outside Las Vegas that will protect an ecologically fragile area that includes rock art, artifacts and fossils.
“Today’s actions will help protect this cultural legacy and will ensure that future generations are able to enjoy and appreciate these scenic and historic landscapes,” Obama said in a statement…
…In Utah, state Republican leaders claimed the designation there would add another layer of federal control, and close the area to new energy development. While Republicans agreed the area is worth preserving, they expressed concern that it would restrict energy development, as well as the ability of residents to camp, hike and gather wood in the area.
Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz said Obama had ruined a bipartisan compromise in the works.
“After years of painstaking negotiations with a diverse coalition, Utah had a comprehensive bipartisan solution on the table that would have protected the Bears Ears and provided a balanced solution. Instead, the president’s midnight proclamation cherry picked provisions of the Public Lands Initiative and disregarded the economic development and multi-use provisions necessary for a balanced compromise,” he said.
Read more: FOX News
Obama has been ramping up his Progressive agenda in just the past few days, perhaps as a way to carve out something of a legacy for himself.
When President-Elect Trump takes office, Obamacare will be repealed and replaced, there will be deregulation and a systematic dismantling of the past 8 years of moving the country far Left.
In just the last few days, Obama has refused to veto an anti-Israeli UN Resolution, taken a hard stand with Russia that puts us back in a Cold War position, and has confiscated 1.6M acres of land for the State.
These actions also put a wrench in the agenda that Trump has planned to enact.
Obama seems to be intentionally making things difficult for his successor.
Frankly, he’s done more in the last few days than he’s done in 8 years.
And it all seems to be directed to ensure he has a legacy, and as an added bonus stick it to Trump.
Don’t worry, Obama. You do have a legacy.
You’re the biggest douche to become President, and you’ll always be remembered that way.