Comments about ‘Committee defers Greater Canyonlands resolution to study’

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Published: Thursday, Feb. 7 2013 6:00 p.m. MST

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Lefty
Salt Lake City, UT

The Greater Canyonlands National Monument should include all of the Forest Service Monticello Ranger District so there will be a contiguous swath of protected wildlife habitat from the alpine tundra of the Abajo Peaks to the desert. The opponents refusal to even discuss protection for Greater Canyonlands gives Obama political cover for acting unilaterally if he has the wisdom to do so.

lost in DC
West Jordan, UT

there is not enough money now to continue operating the national parks. Why further dilute the Interior's resources by spreading them even thinner?

Bill
Vernal, UT

" The wisdom of handing any more land over to the Federal Government? " I think we the people already own this land under the protection of the Federal Government. What does " protection " mean and who would have access? People from all over the world would have access. Cars and motorized vehicles would have access to most of the popular places they have now, but not all of the places. Places where people would like to enjoy beauty and quiet would and should be off limits to motorized vehicles, oil and gas companies, tar sands, oil shale development, gold and uranium mining, airplanes and helicopters buzzing around, target and trap shooting, garbage dumping etc. Is it that hard to figure out?

Joel_Masser
San Jose, CA

"Protection" is good. It makes sure the land is not used in a destructive way. All land uses need limits. Some land uses are mutually exclusive. Protecting Greater Canyonlands is a step in the right direction.

Joel_Masser
San Jose, CA

"Protection" is good. It makes sure that land is not used in a destructive way. All uses need limits. Some uses are mutually exclusive. Protecting Greater Canyonlands is a step in the right direction.

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