During President Obama’s visit to Utah today he announced, with Utah Governor Herbert by his side, that there would be no more federal land designations in Utah during his final years in Washington.
This came as quite a surprise to those present, but President Obama, who was sporting a new look, seemed at peace with his declaration. The reporter from the Salt Lake Tribune looked puzzled and pale when he asked, “Mr. President why won’t you designate the Greater Canyonlands, Cedar Mesa, and the 3/4 of the state we…. I mean the environmentalist community wants you to designate?”
Obama replied, “Utah is a wonderful place already and I am pleased with what I have done here.”