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