SITLA transparency

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  • Prodicus Provo, UT
    Sept. 21, 2013 5:01 p.m.

    The SITLA is supposed to operate in the public interest, and for it to keep negotiations private and award the entire Book Cliffs to a single company is a terrible breach of trust. Rather than benefiting schoolchildren, we're selling off our assets (as well as our environment) at firesale prices to line the pockets of out-of-state companies. The SITLA is a dysfunctional setup and it should be completely replaced.

    It's worth mentioning that Anadarko has been responsible for almost all of the oil spills in Colorado's recent flooding, and they've had notable spills in Wyoming and throughout their operating area (not to mention their share in the Gulf disaster). This company is disaster-prone rather than disaster-ready. We don't need more of that on our lands.

  • Ultra Bob Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Sept. 21, 2013 2:52 p.m.

    All of the problems that ordinary people have with their government are related to private enterprise business operations. Did I say All? I meant to say All.

    Even well run, honest, efficient businesses owned and operated by decent, honest and morally right men have as their main and overriding purpose and plan the enrichment of the owners and operators.

    I private business is allowed to perform government functions they should be held to the same scrutiny, standards, checks and balances the we expect from government agencies.

  • rmk South Jordan, UT
    Sept. 21, 2013 1:26 p.m.

    We can see why they should be transparent by what happen. We had a few activist groups get the ear of the governor and the whole thing became political by someone not wanting to lose votes of a certain group. The SITLA was doing what is best for the kids of the state and the underfunded school system.