Utah congressional leaders push back on nat'l monument proposal

Published 11/16 2012 05:50PM

Updated 11/16 2012 06:16PM

Canyonlands National Park - Angel Arch
Canyonlands National Park - Angel Arch
SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) - After President Barack Obama was petitioned to consider creating a national monument, Utah's congressional leaders are pushing back.

A conservancy group sent the presdient a letter, asking him to create a monument around Canyonlands National Park.

ABC 4 has obtained another letter to the president, sent by Senator Orrin Hatch, Senator Mike Lee and representatives Jason Chaffetz and Rob Bishop, asking him to reject the first letter.

The president's office has not commented on either letter.

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