Rehberg bill mandates public's OK on national monument designation

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Republican Rep. Denny Rehberg said he is not opposed to the creation of new national monuments in Montana, he just wants to make sure that members of Congress — and the citizens they represent — are allowed to play a role...

...Environmentalists and many Democrats oppose Rehberg's and the bills covering Utah and Idaho. The Wilderness Society called the bills an "onslaught of attacks from House leadership on our nation's lands and the recreation economy they support."