Obama, Salazar's Alleged Secret Plan For Vermillion Basin National Monument Draws Legislative Response

05/29/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

The debate over designating new national monuments across the West continues, despite guarantees by President Obama's administration that there is no immediate plans to create new monuments, including one in Colorado.

The controversy started earlier this month when a leaked memo from Interior Secretary Ken Salazar's office surfaced. The memo from the former Colorado U.S. Senator's office suggested that the administration was examining 14 areas for monument status, including the Vermillion Basin in Moffat County.

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