Babbitt Won't Suggest More Monument Lands
Hudson, Audrey, The Washington Times (Washington, DC)
Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt says he will make no more recommendations to designate Western lands as new national monuments and that he will not serve in a Gore administration.
"This may cause great celebration in the West," Mr. Babbitt said.
"Eight years is enough for one secretary of the interior, so I'm planning on shutting off the lights on Jan. 21," when President Clinton's administration comes to a close, he said.
Mr. Babbitt, 61, a former Arizona attorney general, twice-elected Arizona governor and 1988 presidential candidate, has been one of the longest-serving members of President Clinton's Cabinet.
Mr. Babbitt thought about …
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Publication information: Article title: Babbitt Won't Suggest More Monument Lands. Contributors: Hudson, Audrey - Author. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: August 16, 2000. Page number: 4. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 2000 Gale Group.
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