At 2:25 MST today, President Obama will deliver remarks at the White House on the America’s Great Outdoors Initiative.
The following is from Citizens for Balanced Use:
President Obama established the America’s Great Outdoors initiative on April 16, 2010, and charged the Secretaries of the Departments of the Interior and Agriculture, the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality to develop a 21st century conservation and recreation strategy based on the priorities of American communities. You are invited to watch the event, which will be broadcast live on www.whitehouse.gov/live at 4:45pm EST, 2:45pm MST.
The Great American Outdoors Initiative will have a significant impact on federally managed lands in Montana. It is quite possible that the President may designate additional National Monuments in Montana along with the new executive directive from the Secretary of Interior, Ken Salazar, to inventory BLM lands which would qualify for “Wildlands” designation.
CBU believes the proposed policies and directives by the Executive branch of our government could lock away millions of acres in Montana from energy development and multiple use recreation.
It will be very interesting to see how the President spins his proposal.
Posted by Haylie Shipp