Nominee Jewell promises to bring 'balance' to public land use

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  • rayt Tooele, UT
    March 10, 2013 7:05 p.m.

    Don't forget about US Army lands as well. We are employing innovative workshare programs that will employ Army civilians to work in maintaining and even operation of these energy projects. Wind, Solar and Biomass are technologies that will bring Utah to the forefront of alternative energy development. Keep your eyes out for large scale energy development on Army lands in Tooele!

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    March 9, 2013 1:48 p.m.

    Some day your property, and possessions will be public owned.

    It's Obama's way of being fair.

  • Hemlock Salt Lake City, UT
    March 9, 2013 10:30 a.m.

    Balance, like compromise, is in the eye of the beholder. Be reasonable, do it my way is neither.

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    March 8, 2013 11:56 a.m.

    Whether or not she had anything to do with NPCA’s litigation strategy is beside the point. The fact she served on their board indicates she aligns with their goals. Just consulting with ethics professionals (she did NOT say she would abide by their advice) is NOT sufficient – she should recuse herself.

  • Moabmom Moab, UT
    March 8, 2013 10:17 a.m.

    The only thing we know for sure about Ms Jewell is that she is an expert at smoozing and riding the fence. Her answer to the global warming question should be a big red flag to anyone familiar with Agenda 21 or the America 2050 maps being used by the DOT and the USGS as to just which side of that "fence" she is really on. As for the monument issue in So. Utah with Greater Canyonlands, she was singing a different tune when REI along with the OIA tried an end run around all stakeholders and asked for GC by executive order. Actions speak louder than words. I get the feeling that San Juan and Grand are being set up to be the sacrificial lambs for "recreation" which is the first step to total wilderness designation. A wolf in sheep clothing is still a wolf.

  • DN Subscriber Cottonwood Heights, UT
    March 8, 2013 7:03 a.m.

    She may very well be the least bad of all Obama's cabinet appointments. He could have done a lot worse.

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    March 7, 2013 6:14 p.m.

    I'm optimistic that, given her background of experience, she will turn out to be a very good -- if not great -- secretary.

  • justamacguy Manti, UT
    March 7, 2013 5:02 p.m.

    Big Oil keeps your warm at night, keeps your car running and contributes to almost every product in your house (except the wood ones). I'd be careful who I slap before I assess what I use.

  • PA Rock Man Allentown, PA
    March 7, 2013 4:41 p.m.

    @ Demo Dave

    Big Oil? Seriously?

    After reading recent articles about this new secretary of the interior, I am optimistic that Sec. Jewell is a reasonable, informed person who will probably do a decent job balancing conservation and resource development on public lands, both of which are worthy goals.

  • Swiss Price, Utah
    March 7, 2013 4:36 p.m.

    She at least says she will leave fracking regualtion to the individual states. That,hopefully, means the natural gas development on private lands at least will be able to go forward. We can only hope that federal land development wont be stifiled any more than it already is!

  • Demo Dave Holladay, UT
    March 7, 2013 4:15 p.m.

    She sounds like she's trying to please everyone, and that's just mot possible. Or is it? Still, it worries me that she once worked for Big Oil.