Drilling dust could harm Nine Mile art, group says
We are stuck with oil and gas until something better is developed. Since
Nuclear Power has been vertually banned, gas and oil cannot be drilled off shore
or in wilderness areas we should just buy all our power from countries that
don't like us. That way we can pay high prices and have all the wilderness. It
seems stupid to me that China can drill for oil off the coast of Florida and we
Science isn't the only reason to preserve these images.
It would be different if these panels were written in reformed Egyptian.
Similar things could be said about throwing a bottle of bleach on the Mona
Lisa.Please refer to the following definition courtesy of
Webster'sMain Entry: cretin Pronunciation: krē-tən
Function: noun Etymology: French crtin, from French dialect cretin,
literally, wretch, innocent victim, from Latin christianus Christian Date:
1779 1: often offensive : one afflicted with cretinism2: a stupid,
vulgar, or insensitive person : clod, lout
So long as the petroglyphs are photographed, surveyed and recorded, their worth
to archaeology and anthropology is done. Nothing more can be gained for science
by simply standing there and gazing at them.The scouring effects of
dust and wind will eventually erode them away, but that was already happening.
It will simply happen at a faster rate.
Wow. You people ever get out much? Everybody who recognizes the importance of th
preservation of these rare resources is not just some whacko. You need to get
some perspective. Go walk down into Grand Gulch or Range Creek. It'll help you
understand why all of these 'whackos' are concerned. Tourism dollars are drying
up in Carbon for a reason.
Let's do what we can to protect it. Pave the road if need be. Let's also get
busy producing more NG from the location. Seriously, these rock huggers need to
get some perspective.
Dave should have added: "unless the study proves their point of view." In May
of last year the BLM/RAC committee visited Nine Mile Canyon. My wife and I went
along as representatives of OHV users, U4WDA and USA-ALL to observe. Durring a
sit down lunch in a shady shelter my wife asked why they didn't pave the
existing road or build a new roadinto the area. This would get rid of the
dust and/or make a shorter route for the trucks to follow. You would have
thought she had set off a bomb from all the negative comments. I was surprised
that some of them came from the BLM.
No ammount of studies, testing or evaluations will ever placate the