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Published: Sunday, April 3 2011 8:49 p.m. MDT

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Jonathan Eddy
Payson, UT

Utah needs the energy. Utah needs the commerce. Utah needs to be in control of Utah's destiny. Utah needs to be free from the shackles of federal government. Utah needs to owned by the people of Utah, not bureaucrats in Washington. It's time to declare land in Utah the property of Utahns and tell silly out of state special interests to take a hike (in another state).

procuradorfiscal
Tooele, UT

Just what we need -- a SUWA-led charge to decrease the availability of American energy and make us more and more reliant on hostile, foreign sources!

In a bizzarro universe, we'd say, "Great job, SUWA."

AlanSutton
Salt Lake City, UT

It's shameful that, by threatening to hold up a gas development project in the courts, a few environmental groups can force a company to agree to make such concessions. And it's shameful for a government agency to allow this to happen.

These environmental groups don't speak for me. They don't represent the people of Utah. They can't hold up such a project in any way other than by threatening to take court action. It's sad - and clearly wrong - that a company must deal with such groups under such threats while the government does nothing about it!

Bill
Vernal, UT

Congratulations to those who crafted the Washington County wilderness bill. The Bill Barrett, and now the Rockhouse agreement on the White River.

The beauty and serenity of a float trip down a largely unspoiled desert river, is why many have given their time, over twenty years now, to the protection of this place.

I have to pity the poor souls who have no knowledge of these things and have not known the joy of such experiences.

Jonathan Eddy
Payson, UT

"Congratulations to those who crafted the Washington County wilderness bill. The Bill Barrett, and now the Rockhouse agreement on the White River.

The beauty and serenity of a float trip down a largely unspoiled desert river, is why many have given their time, over twenty years now, to the protection of this place.

I have to pity the poor souls who have no knowledge of these things and have not known the joy of such experiences."

I can't wait to do my part to repeal all bills that restrict the careful management of God given resources for the benefit of mankind. I am anxious to float down that river, marveling at the wondrous coexistence of natural beauty with human innovation and industry.

Jonathan Eddy
Payson, UT

@ Bill in Vernal

Your perspective is refreshing. It gives us all the chance to show our appreciation for the mines that were carved out of the mountain that produced the ore that was used to make the metal that helped build the car you drove to the river; for the oil wells that were drilled to produce the gas to move that car; for the rubber plants that were harvested to provide the raft that guided your journey on the river and for all of the farms, ranches and plantations that a human cut into the earth, reshaping the landscape so you could take advantage of all of the comforts you enjoyed on your rafting expedition.

BobbyM
St. George, UT

Need? Need a little history? Every acre of private land in Utah used to belong to all American citizens and before that, to Mexico (Utah was part of the California Territory). Put another way, all the other states in the USA agreed to give land to the State of Utah (state lands) and to railroads, miners and homesteaders. Today's public lands are the remainder, owned by all citizens, not bureaucrats in Washington. "It's time to declare land in Utah the property of Utahns"? This requires two things: first, to announce our secession from the Union (as Texas Gov. Rick Perry is considering), and then in Fidel Castro/Hugo Chavez style, announce Utah's nationalization of all lands within our borders. Sure, lots of people might be upset about living in a communist country, but a new constitutional convention could re-grant or guarantee the status of pre-secession private property rights. Could be fun.

Jonathan Eddy
Payson, UT

@ BobbyM

I say let's go for it!

Let's secede. Let's reclaim Utah for Utahns. We really only need the Fed guns for hire to protect out borders. A small price to pay for independence. I'll bet Utah's economy would far outshine that of the CORPORATION OF THE UNITED STATE OF AMERICA.

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