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Published: Tuesday, Nov. 20 2012 12:00 a.m. MST

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one old man
Ogden, UT

Exactly correct.

But this is Utah where the state's official environmental motto is: Multiply, multiply and pillage the Earth.

watchman
Salt Lake City, UT

With all due respect to Mr. Pace I think it would be foolhardy to add more of this beautiful and useful Utah land to the list of national monuments. To read why environmentalists and the Outdoor Industry Association want to 'lock up' more Utah land is offensive to me and flies in the face of the multiple use aspect that has proven to be a benefit to so many more of our citizens since statehood.

KDave
Moab, UT

As one who has traversed most of the area in question, I can state the stories of abuse and destruction are absurd. Those proposing this monument designation are motivated by one thing. Greed.

Ultra Bob
Cottonwood Heights, UT

watchman.

The reason that people lock up their valuables is to protect those valuables from thieves who would deprive the true owners of the value and joy of ownership.

It is the people who own the land often referred to as government land. Even though businessmen are sometime people, with public property they are more often thieves.

Happy Valley Heretic
Orem, UT

KDave said:
As one who has traversed most of the area in question, I can state the stories of abuse and destruction are absurd. Those proposing this monument designation are motivated by one thing. Greed.

Please explain how "Greed" is used to preserve wild places, while selling those places to Oil developers and land snatchers is...What?

Isn't the federal Government still cleaning up after that Uranium Boom from 50 years ago? Absurd.

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