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Published: Monday, Sept. 16 2013 2:54 p.m. MDT

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What in Tucket?
Provo, UT

Doing what the protesters want would lead to the end of civilization as we know it. No doubt we want to reduce CO2 production, but we can't do it now. Not until we have more cost effective alternates.

Thinkin\' Man
Rexburg, ID

Environmental protesters lost their credibility long ago by protesting any resource development anywhere. Their protests are nothing more than a knee-jerk reflex whenever their resource boogeyman shows up. Since oil & gas development is well demonstrated not to have near the environmental or long-term impacts they've tried to scare us with, they don't have a valid case any more. Heck, in the San Joaquin Valley, oil wells are in the middle of citrus groves and vineyards. Certainly they won't hurt the desert in central Utah.

Brahmabull
sandy, ut

How about just letting whild places be wild. The whole wasatch front has been ruined by overcrowding and overdevelopment already.

deserthound
Salt Lake City, UT

From above: "Doing what the protesters want would lead to the end of civilization as we know it." Or this: "Since oil & gas development is well demonstrated not to have near the environmental or long-term impacts they've tried to scare us with, they don't have a valid case any more."

Right. Unfortunate factless rants. And Obama is a Kenyan-borne socialist who wants to destroy America and who I can blame for my recent bout of flu.

Either one of you ever been to the Swell? I am guessing not. Maybe you don't care if wild places become laden with drill rigs, pipelines, and massive truck traffic. But some places should be protected from such activity and the Swell happens to be one of those places. But because thousands of Utahns do care, that gives you license to throw insults? Classic. Thank you.

Tom in CA
Vallejo, CA

These environmentalists and the dumb policitians in Washington are the reason we are paying $4 for gasoline, and the reason we continue to be beholden to the sheiks in the Middle East. We need to become energy independent. Wake up people.

DN Subscriber 2
SLC, UT

The same old gaggle of suspects who show up for all the left wing rallies on the issue du jour.

If they want more "wild space" let them tear down their homes and turn the land back to its natural beauty. And promise to never again take advantage of any product or service that requires energy, materials or transportation- all of which "bespoil mother earth."

Drill, baby, drill!

kiddsport
Fairview, UT

Why can't we have both? Is it too much to ask land managers to actually manage land use- including access corridors which minimize the impact on "wild" zones, migration routes, and recreational use? We have the technology; we can build it; we can be smart users, I bet.

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