@lex lociI was in the Uintas last week and the only fences I saw
were those belonging to the homeowners and ranchers. I didn't see ONE
fence keeping you out of the beautiful and protected outdoors.
lex loci: Lace up some hiking boots. No place is "locked up". Not. One.
Place. If you want to see all the wonderful places truly "locked
up" from the public, see what happens if Gary Herbert gets control of the
SUWA is the enemy. They want to take the land and lock it up so no one can use
it. I supported this organization and others like it when I thought they wanted
to "preserve the land" for generations. What I've found is they
want to restrict any reasonable use of the land. No bicycles, cars, trucks,
motorcycles, or anything else. Especially resource development. These groups are way too extreme and most are not even from Utah. Utah is not
a playground for Dick Durbin or the rest of the country. This should be a local
decision made based on the Fed's (if it's their land) guiding
principles and the extreme groups should not be included in the discussion.
Re: ". . . [Bishop] opposes any and all efforts to preserve our natural
heritage for future generations."No, that's SUWA, Nature
Conservancy, Sierra Club, etc.The radical "greenies" in
those organizations view humans as an introduced, invasive species, that must be
fenced away from "nature" to "preserve" it for future
generations of wildlife, not of humans.How quickly they forget that
Utah is only attactive to them as land to be fenced away from us because its
inhabitants have been good stewards of that land, at least since the end of the
last ice age.The best way to resolve Utah's wilderness conflict
would be to remove uninvolved, politically-motivated, absentee federal landlords
from the process.Next best is to ignore the tiny cabal of radical
"greenies," who represent no real Utahns.
It's amazing to me that in a state which ranks dead last in per pupil
spending that somehow the legislature finds enough time and money to waste on
frivileous lawsuits against the federal government over the land. Folks,
couldn't this money be better spent? On education perhaps? Oh I know I
know, the money just doesn't exist! Yet, we seem to have plenty to waste on
these ridiculous lawsuits!
Fine and dandy, except we all know where Rob Bishop stands, or sits. He's
made it clear for years that he opposes any and all efforts to preserve our
natural heritage for future generations. As long as he is in this position, you
can bet the process will be long, difficult, and fruitless because will make it