Outdoor companies ask Obama for Utah monument | Fox News
The second to last paragraph is just scary:
"Drillers have lately started buying up leases in the Moab area. Other groups from the Sierra Club to Great Old Broads for Wilderness complained to Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar in 2011 about "rampant off-road-vehicle abuse, proposed uranium and tar sand mining, and oil and gas development" in Utah's canyon country."
I could definitely see this as a way to start restricting offroading.
I have never wheeled out there but plan to someday.