Groups protest proposal for possible drilling near Dinosaur National Park

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  • DN Subscriber 2 SLC, UT
    Dec. 25, 2012 2:43 p.m.

    The usual suspects ranting again about another bogus "desecration of nature."
    Enough already.

    If these folks object to drilling, buy the land themselves and let it sit there and look pretty.

    If they don't want to drill in Utah, or Alaska, or Ohio, then I wonder if they think it is okay to drill in Venezuela, Mexico or Saudi Arabia?

    I guess granola tastes good cold, in a tent, but for those of us who like hot meals in warm homes, we do not mind the sight of man's progress at turning God's bounty of the earth into useful products, as we drive {gas guzzlers, if we choose and pay for them) to the excessive number of "wilderness" areas already off limits to progress.

    Drill, Baby, drill!

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    Dec. 25, 2012 1:00 p.m.

    I have never advocated stopping drilling. Let's just do it in a RESPONSIBLE manner.

    Done irresponsibly, it produces one mell of a hess.

  • Spoc Ogden, UT
    Dec. 24, 2012 5:41 p.m.

    Come on, Old Man. Show those nasty old roughnecks your commitment to no drilling. Turn off your furnace and water heater for the next month. That'll show 'em!

    The only access to the eastern tip of the park is a 17 mile service road running from County Road 40 to just barely inside the eastern tip of the park. Having seen that end I can't imagine anyone even going there on purpose.

    Find something of value to protest, not just any drilling anywhere on the pretense that it is visible from your airplane. Come to think about it, you better pass on those airline rides too. Wouldn't want to encourage drilling, would you?

  • dave31 Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 24, 2012 2:58 p.m.

    "When people are driving into the monument, we don't want them to see the pristine Yampa River on one side and a drill rig on the other," she said.

    People may not be able to continue to drive into the monument if the envirocrazies continue to prevent the extraction of fuel.

    Let's start using a little common sense!

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    Dec. 24, 2012 9:11 a.m.

    Just fly over that country out there and you will see the reasons why drilling needs to be curtailed close to public treasures.

    But those who see dollar signs as more important than beauty will be flying with the windows covered.

  • toosmartforyou Farmington, UT
    Dec. 24, 2012 9:09 a.m.

    If they proposed the drilling to be in Alabama it would be too close to the park in Vernal. What a crock!

  • watchman Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 24, 2012 8:05 a.m.

    First it was no drilling or commercial activity within a national monument, wilderness area or national park. Now it is an attempt to keep these activities from taking place even when remotely in the vicinity of these protected areas.

    It seems to be getting more and more difficult to generate tax funds from the natural resources within our state.

    Do we need more reasons for the states to pursue state jurisdiction over these federal lands?

  • Mountanman Hayden, ID
    Dec. 24, 2012 7:02 a.m.

    And some people wonder why gasoline prices are so high!

  • Troy06 OREM, UT
    Dec. 23, 2012 10:56 p.m.

    Weak argument. So what if we have to drive past an oil drill getting to the monument. I'll still take my family out. And I'll be greatful for the oil rigs and the monument.