My view: New monument designation reflects conservative values

By David Jenkins For the Deseret News Published: Jan. 1, 2017 12:05 a.m There is nothing more predictable than Utah officials, especially Congressman Rob Bishop, coming unglued over a national monument designation. And when that designation is located in Utah, you can expect the emotional equivalent of a nuclear meltdown. That is exactly what happened… Read more »

Editorial: Protecting the environment in the state, nation

The year just ended was an important one for the environment in New Jersey and across the country, with gains being made on a number of fronts, while other sensitive issues remain going forward. Advocacy groups have little time to celebrate green victories, as Gov. Chris Christie begins the final year of his term, and… Read more »

Gold Butte designation is a win for Nevada, and for all Americans

This past November I was humbled to be elected to represent the people of Nevada’s 4th District. The 4th District encompasses all that Nevada and the West are made of—rural and urban communities that are made of all races and ages, and steel and concrete landscapes as well as rugged mountains and pristine deserts. The… Read more »

Supporters Rejoice at Gold Butte Monument Designation

GOLD BUTTE, Nev. – Native American leaders and other supporters are celebrating President Obama’s declaration of a national monument at Gold Butte, sparking opposition from some conservative leaders who view the move as an eleventh-hour abuse of presidential power. Supporters have been pressing for national-monument status for the 350,000-acre area outside of Las Vegas for many… Read more »

GOLD BUTTE | Nevada has a new national monument after a 15-year push

by Faith Jessie Thursday, December 29th 2016 LAS VEGAS (KSNV News3LV) — The push for Gold Butte to be recognized as a U.S National Monument became a reality on Wednesday. President Barrack Obama signed an executive order approving the designation. It’s a victory for those like Las Vegas Paiute Tribe member Fawn Douglas who recreates Gold… Read more »

Gold Butte será Monumento Nacional

Las Vegas, NV. (NOTICIAS YA).- El miércoles 28 de diciembre el presidente Barack Obama designó al área natural de Nevada, Gold Butte, como monumento nacional. Este importante lugar es parte del Gran Cañón y es el hogar de múltiples atractivos culturales, históricos y naturales, el cual ahora se busca conservar para las futuras generaciones. Durante varios años, decenas de activistas del… Read more »

Dos monumentos sirven a Obama para proteger zonas de Utah y Nevada

Efeverde.- El presidente Barack Obama designó hoy dos nuevos monumentos nacionales para proteger cerca de 6.677 kilómetros cuadrados en los desiertos de Utah y Nevada, a poco más de tres semanas de ceder el poder a Donald Trump. Las designaciones de monumentos nacionales a Bears Ears (Utah) y Gold Butte (Nevada) responden a las peticiones de las tribus indígenas que viven… Read more »

Gold Butte Advocates Clinch Victory With Monument Designation

KNPR’s State of Nevada LISTEN Dec 29, 2016 by Joe Schoenmann President Barack Obama designated some 300,000 acres of pristine Nevada desert northeast of Las Vegas a national monument Wednesday. The move has been years and years in the making. But it doesn’t come without controversy. Off-roaders and ranchers don’t like the federal Bureau of Land… Read more »

Bears Ears and Gold Butte National Monuments Honor Our Service

Garett Reppenhagen Rocky Mountain Director of the Vet Voice Foundation   Thanks to President Obama, the new national monuments at Bears Ears and Gold Butte will provide areas for future generations to enjoy exploring nature and learning about the history of indigenous cultures. Protected open spaces are also important to veterans reintegrating to civilian life. Nevada… Read more »


BY LUCY WESTCOTT of Newsweek Now in the final stretch of his two-term presidency, Barack Obama announced on Wednesday that he will designate two new national monuments in the American West. The creation of the Bears Ears National Monument in southeastern Utah and the Gold Butte National Monument in southern Nevada protects 1.35 million acres of federal… Read more »