Idaho politicians spar over possible NMon designation for Boulder-White Clouds roadless area

daho Republican Rep. Mike Simpson is not a supporter of the Antiquities Act of 1906 that gives the President power to set aside public lands as national monuments.

He opposed President Clinton’s expansion of the Crater of the Moon National Monument in 2000 but turned around and sponsored legislation that turned the added lands into the Craters of the Moon National Preserve, so hunting would be allowed. But he has not joined Rep. Raul Labrador in sponsoring a bill that would amend the existing Antiquities Act to exclude Idaho from additional national monuments.

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