Views on Western water and public lands also told
Published: Thursday, Feb. 7 2013 6:45 p.m. MST
There is a problem with polls. They give leading questions. For instance, the
results say "71 percent believe selling off public lands to corporations for
development will hurt their economy and quality of life." Hurting the
economy and hurting the quality of life should be exclusive questions. Another
leading question was that people believe there should be a balanced approach to
public lands. There cannot be a balanced approach to public lands. So wanting it
and getting it are two different opinions. If it were balanced, there would be
half of the country's public land open for development and the other half
closed off to anything but hiking boots.We all want clean water and air.
We all want to have stable economies. We all want things to go perfectly. The
problem is all of these things cannot happen together.
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