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Published: Friday, April 27 2012 5:00 p.m. MDT

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Taylorsville, UT

The only way Utah and these other states would ever gain control of public and BLM land is to secede from the Union. The states do not have the rights to this land as it belongs to all of america and Utah is merely the care takers of the land.

Utah and these other states think they can better manage the land? All the Utah governor wants to do is exploit and sell this land to developers who treats the land and zoning laws with contempt and disgrace. Our governor is on a financial quest backed by special interest who wants our public lands to block public use and access so commercial interest can exploit our resources. Just as the Oquirhs mountains have been bought out by Tinto mining and blocked all access to these mountains and canyons to the public. Is this their idea of better managing the land?

If we want to preserve america then we must leave control and use of this land in the hands of the BLM. 300 million citizens in 50 states of the US has a voice in the use of these lands, not 3 greedy and corrupt governors.

Salt Lake City, UT

Herbert and the other governors need to come up with a better plan than simply blaming the feds for all our woes.

Moab, UT

Funny, the sign held be the pictured protestor is advocating Utahs' position.

slc, ut

Notice how the other Governors backed away from Herberts hard line position? They know it is a losing battle. This plan to "seize" the Federal lands is nothing more that a sop to the hard right wing. Please bill the supporters when this fails. I for one do not have any more money to spend for these "message" bills.

Somewhere in Time, UT

This will require an act of Congress as well as the President. It is hoped that we will have a new president and a new Senate after the election. However, this Utah legislation brings attention to the issue and might help get something going in Washington.

This land should be better managed with multiple use in SOME areas which would include increased energy development to the benefit of our entire nation. Let's hope that radical, fanatical environmentalists are not allowed to continue to thwart the wellfare of our country any longer.

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Cottonwood Heights, UT

It is never wrong to oppose tyranny.

Well done governors!

As fot the protesters outside, not newsworthy. The usual handfull of leftists.

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