Norton: 'Untouched' areas won't be touched
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MARCH 20, 2001

Secretary of Interior Gale Norton on Monday defended President Bush's views that he would consider all public lands, including areas of national monuments, by saying some areas would not be bothered.

Norton said the administration would look to develop public lands only when there is a good fit. And while she has said she won't outright repeal any of Clinton's monuments, she said she will allow hunting, grazing, and other uses at them if local communities ask for them.

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