So when is Utah going to pony up for that uranium clean-up, or the other
Supersite clean-ups or isn't that part of Utah's track record too?Your land belongs to you. The Federal lands belong to US. You manage
your's and our representatives at the federal level will manage ours,
because the land belongs to all of us.Proximity is not ownership.
Whats wrong with peoples ability I live near a city park that i think
could be maintained better, does that make it mine? Can I alter it for my profit
or gain? I mean it's public land too.
When was the last time Bernie Sanders set foot in Utah? I say let's take
half of his state and turn it into a national monument to see how he likes it.
Same with Durbin, Boxer and the rest.If the land is being
"assaulted" as Debakis says, Then the normal process of creating a
national monument ought to be followed. That includes going through congress,
having hearings and generally airing out the proposed national monument.Arbitrarily creating this monument through abuse of the Antiquities Act
is not the way to do it. Personally, I don't see a problem
with mineral development in the area. Besides, there is a lot of school trust
land that would be locked up in that national monument. That will have an
impact on our schools. Also ranchers will be affected.Make the
monument much smaller and I'm in. It doesn't have to take up half the
The people who yowl about "those Easterners" who "dictate" to us
here in Utah would be a world of hurt if those Easterners ever discover that
their tax dollars are subsidizing Utah's budget.About 32% of
the money spent by the Utah government comes from EASTERN TAXPAYERS.We'd be scrambling if they decide to "take back" their generous
donations to Utah.
Utah's senators and representatives have been unwilling to have a
meaningful discussion about protection of the Greater Canyonlands ecosystem.
Now they find themselves in a difficult position if President Obama does create
a monument. Perhaps, Rob Bishop, Chris Stewart, and Mike Noel
(Republican-Kanab) are going to reap what they sow through their total rejection
of the protection of any of Utah's world-class landscapes.
I love living in the West with all the public lands, but it is time to create
more public lands in the east, where more people can enjoy them. Might I suggest
we begin with using eminent domain in the Hamptons?
""I'm appalled to see a collection of senators — none of
which are from Utah — urging President Obama to create a new national
monument in southern Utah's Greater Canyonlands without input from local
communities," Stewart said in a statement. "Local and state leaders must
be involved in these decisions."We the people don't want
more dirty fuel extraction. We the people don't want "locals" to
have to foot the bill to maintain these lands by ourselves. We the people know
how easily people like you are bought off.Mr Obama, to borrow a
phrase from Nike, "just do it."Stewart and Chaffetz will
never like you, even if you cater to them.So just do the right
thing. Our children and grandchildren will thank you for saving us from corrupt
dirty fuel extractors and shallow short sighted representatives from Utah.
Senator Dabakis needs to sponsor a bill back east say Kentucky for the same
amount Of land for a monument there. I bet the Kentuckians would
When a buffer is put around the Mount Olympus Wilderness Area; then and only
then, should a buffer zone be put around Canyonlands. How many of the Doctors
who signed the letter wanting a National Monument around Canyon Lands will
remove their signatures because their houses will be in any buffer around Mount
Olympus.I am tired of people from the Wasatch Front telling the rest of
Utah what to do. Just as most of Utah is tired of the Federal Government
through the BLM and Forest Service telling Utah as a whole what to do.
The reason that Utah is not on board is befuddling and makes me wonder who our
Utah representatives care about. Our Utah representatives don't care about
our rights, our notational soverignty our borders, our nation as a united states
of america, and the culture or America and it superior ability to work and
function. We are independent and self sufficient unlike all the illegal mexicans
and foreign natioanls that Governor Herbert is terrorizing the americans are a
threat to our rights and our jobs.Mexican and foreign nationals did
not create this country nor can they make this country great, they are an
albatross to freedom and liberties and the independence that makes this country
work.Its time to end the corroboration and marriage of government
and business interest and get back to the citizens interest and wealth in
success and core values.