Published: Monday, March 4 2013 7:10 p.m. MST
As for Utah wanting to "re-assert its dominion over federal lands within its
borders", what about Article III of Utah's constitution stating:
"The people inhabiting this State do affirm and declare that they forever
disclaim all right and title to the unappropriated public lands lying within the
1. Federal land controlGreedy Utah Developers Elected as Representatives
of their own Real Estate interests, who don't understand that "We are
the Federal Government and those lands belong to all citizens Not Corporate
Citizens.2. Drilling and 'fracking'We can't
pump it out and ship it off to other countries fast enough, and yet Utah
hasn't raised the royalties on oil for over 50 years. Have your taxes gone
up in the last 50 years?3. New monument designations.We should
limit Utah's Beauty and Unique Geography to 1 or 2 parks per state, How
many National Treasures should one state have?4. Disputed roads,
'deer trails' and dirt paths.People who believe if you have the
ability to drive there by any means, you should be able to.Erosion is a
natural process anyway like climate change.5. Endangered species and
Utah.If we can finish them off, then we won't have to worry about any
endangered species after all it's survival of the fittest, Right?Conservative who wish to only conserve their own bottom line. Their
Children can look at pictures of the National Parks, after they're sold to
Happy Valley Heretic nailed it.I'm really hopeful that Ms.
Jewell will be one of the best things to happen to Utah in a long, long time.
It's amazing how people twist things for their own purposes. To A.C.
Dekker, Article III of the Utah Constitution says, more fully, " The people
inhabiting this State do affirm and declare that they forever disclaim all right
and title to the unappropriated public lands lying within the boundaries hereof,
and to all lands lying within said limits owned or held by any Indian or Indian
tribes, and that until the title thereto shall have been extinguished by the
United States, the same shall be and remain subject to the disposition of the
United States..."To Happy Valley Heretic, regarding your point 2, the
royalty on oil is set at a percentage of the sales price. So, if the price of
oil per barrel goes up, the royalty goes up, and vice versa.
To Happy Valley Heretic, regarding your point 2, the royalty on oil is set at a
percentage of the sales price. So, if the price of oil per barrel goes up, the
royalty goes up, and vice versa.Thanks for the technical definition,
but most taxes are a percentage of income or of money spent and that has not
change for over fifty+ years.
This new BLM director ( even if she does nothing to limit atv use) will drive
Mike Noel crazy, and that is not a bad thing!
If the feds can take state land, how long until they take peoples property?Much of our bank mortgages are being bought out by the feds.
DeseretNews.com encourages a civil dialogue among its readers. We welcome your thoughtful comments.— About comments