Comments about ‘Lawmakers, Utah sheriffs want to rein in renegade BLM, Forest Service officers’

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Published: Thursday, Feb. 28 2013 2:15 p.m. MST

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Castle Valley, Utah

A lot of finger pointing and name calling from a man with an axe to grind. I am far more frightened by radicals like Mike Noel than a so-called over zealous BLM..

lost in DC
West Jordan, UT

“How about actually working with each other to hammer out a memorandum of understanding instead of this heavy-handed approach?”

You mean how federal officials feel they don’t have to work with the local authorities and scream at them when they come see them in DC?

And the highway patrolman? That’s his job, to patrol state highways! Don’t want a ticket? Don’t violate traffic laws.

Are the state legislators overstepping their 10th amendment bounds by trying to write federal statutes?

The bill is NOT about stopping feds from enforcing federal statutes. I guess you did not bother to read the article.

you know the thoughts and intents of Mr. Noel’s heart?

Moab, UT

A huge "thank you" to our sheriffs', Mike Noel and the legislators who had the good sense to vote yes. It's about time someone stepped up and shed light on this problem. the experience "justamacguy" described is a common occurrence in rural Utah not the exception. It's about time we put something in place to reign in "feds gone wild" on our public lands.

Happy Valley Heretic
Orem, UT

You mean Upstanding citizen Republican Rep. Mike Noel of Kanab," who "manipulates state boards, changed his title as the executive director and manager of the Kane County Water Conservancy District to that of private contractor for the district to avoid a possible Hatch Act violation, threatens public employees who publicly express views that differ from his," attacks the press and environmentalists, and "staged an illegal ATV ride in a federally protected wash in southern Utah."

Mike is against government bailouts, unless he is the recipient. Mike and his wife are recipients of over $200,000.00 add that to his large salaries plus his federal retirement. Oh not to forget his ripoff of the tax system. It may be legal, but is it ethical. He has many parcels of land valued at several hundred thousand dollars, that he only pays a few dollars property tax. One parcel is valued at $208,494 but he only pays $5.41 for property taxes.
Just in case you wonder how much Mike gets from the Water Conservancy $97,265.00

Mike is wants more control for himself, nothing new here.


@Happy Valley Heretic,

Federal grants (taxpayer money) received by 'progressive environmental groups' is $568,500,000.00.

This is a cookie jar that you have your hands into if you receive any compensation from environmental groups for your advocacy of the take-over of Utah's natural resources.
So, if you are attacking Noel for 'attacking' environmentalists, you are exposing yourself as a bought and paid for spokesman for the tax exempt foundations that are under the control of wall street bankers who make a percentage on all big government debt.

Happy Valley Heretic
Orem, UT

Nope I'm not a "Spokesperson" or a double dipping legislator that you want to protect from scrutiny because he's in your gang. You should be ashamed trying to defend someone using his position to further his own economic growth on Utah's Citizens backs while trying to steal from the People of America.

Nice try at deflection but Noel is ethically void, and proves it every year.

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