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September 19, 1996 | PAUL RICHTER and FRANK CLIFFORD, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
President Clinton officially set aside 1.7 million acres of Utah canyon lands Wednesday as a national monument, with some concessions to Utah authorities who complained the move would stunt the local economy and block a job-generating coal mine. Standing against the sweeping backdrop of the Grand Canyon, Clinton declared that in creating the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument "we are keeping faith with the future. . . . On this remarkable site, God's handiwork is everywhere."
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October 9, 2009 | Nicholas Riccardi
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said Thursday that only 17 of 77 oil and gas leases on Utah public lands that the Bush administration auctioned off in December were valid and that his agency would prevent development on the remaining parcels, at least in the near future. Salazar spoke at a Washington news conference to announce the findings of a report he commissioned this year on the parcels, which became the subject of a fierce controversy during the waning days of George W. Bush's presidency.
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October 9, 2009 | Nicholas Riccardi
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said Thursday that only 17 of 77 oil and gas leases on Utah public lands that the Bush administration auctioned off in December were valid and that his agency would prevent development on the remaining parcels, at least in the near future. Salazar spoke at a Washington news conference to announce the findings of a report he commissioned this year on the parcels, which became the subject of a fierce controversy during the waning days of George W. Bush's presidency.
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September 19, 1996 | PAUL RICHTER and FRANK CLIFFORD, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
President Clinton officially set aside 1.7 million acres of Utah canyon lands Wednesday as a national monument, with some concessions to Utah authorities who complained the move would stunt the local economy and block a job-generating coal mine. Standing against the sweeping backdrop of the Grand Canyon, Clinton declared that in creating the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument "we are keeping faith with the future. . . . On this remarkable site, God's handiwork is everywhere."
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November 23, 2004 | Charles Duhigg
HARLEY BATES is steaming. He pushes past the off-duty cop standing in front of his ranch and charges the reporter and photographer. "Get the hell off my land!" he says. "Sir, I'm a reporter ... " "You're scaring people taking their pictures as they drive in!" A quarter of a mile away, the roof of a school bus crowns a small hill. Through a telephoto lens, tiny figures mill about. The reporter and photographer take turns looking for wisps of cigarette smoke.
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March 23, 2006 | Bettina Boxall and Julie Cart, Times Staff Writers
Guidelines issued by Interior Secretary Gale A. Norton on Wednesday will make it easier for counties to lay claim to old trails and closed roads they would like to open across federal lands in the West, including national parks in Southern California.
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August 17, 2003 | Elizabeth Shogren, Times Staff Writer
When President Bush nominated Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt to head the Environmental Protection Agency, he praised Leavitt's skills as a consensus builder. He particularly credited Leavitt for corralling 13 governors and 13 Indian tribal leaders, as well as environmental activists and industry leaders, behind one plan to clear the haze obscuring scenic views across the West. On this issue, environmentalists and utility executives alike give Leavitt high marks.
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