President Barack Obama’s designation of lands and waters as national monuments has amounted to more than 553 million acres over his eight years as president, which would cover the state of Texas three times, according to Media Research Center’s MRC TV.
MRC TV said that the Utah legislature opposed a move in Utah for the Bears Ears monument.
“Utah’s state legislature, however, opposed the unilateral land grab across party lines, with many speculating that Obama’s move is the latest in an attempt to limit efforts from incoming President Donald Trump to expand domestic energy production.”
While Obama created a marine preserve off the coast of Hawaii in the summer of 2016, reports show that it deprived the local fishing industry of $10 million, according to the Wall Street Journal.
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