Thursday, April 03, 2014

Legislators Push For New Colorado National Park (Look at the difference in the Udall's)

The more than century-long intermittent effort to turn the Colorado National Monument into a national park moved forward Tuesday when U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., and Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., unveiled a proposal that could lead to legislative action on the change this year. "It is never too late," Udall said of the effort begun in 1907 by monument founder John Otto. "There is a broad cross section of western Colorado that still believes John Otto's vision was the correct vision." The formal proposal, crafted by Udall and Tipton, would not only upgrade the 20,534-acre monument to park status, making it the 60th U.S. national park, but it would also give it a new name: Rim Rock Canyons National Park. The announcement of a "working group summary" kicks off a 90-day public-comment period...more

Mark Udall circulates his proposal as a draft and invites the public to comment.  Tom Udall just drops his in the hopper.

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