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BLM director: Still no plans for Montana monument


WINIFRED — The head of the federal Bureau of Land Management returned to Montana on Monday with a message similar to the one he delivered to ranchers a year ago: No new national monuments.

As part of a tour of rural communities across the West, BLM director Bob Abbey met with about 20 ranchers still upset over the creation of the Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument by former President Bill Clinton more than a decade ago.

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Bureau of Land Management Director Bob Abbey listens to Gary Slagel with the BLM during a tour of the Upper Missouri River Br...

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