While I doubt the state is ultimately successful in gaining the control of these
lands they want, and I'm personally not sure I even want them to, the
hypocrisy from those opposing it is evident and ridiculous. How soon
these hypocrites forget the tens of millions of dollars their lawsuits over the
legacy highway, which was eventually built anyway, cost the taxpayers of this
state. They had zero chance of stopping that road from being built yet they sued
and with delays and changes to the road design ultimately cost taxpayers tens of
millions more than t would have otherwise.So it is obvious that they
are only in favor of costing the taxpayers huge amounts of money in pursuit of
their fruitless pipe dreams. Frankly we should let this play out and
get some finality to it, 14 million now would probably save hundreds of millions
in future fights and lawsuits. But that isn't even really what these
hypocrites care about, they just don't want the risk of losing, they have
no problem with tax payer money being used for dubious reasons, they support
that sort of thing all of the time, they're just afraid to lose.I can't point out their hypocrisy enough.
The counties are already spending millions fighting the Feds over access issues.
This is an attempt to end all the lawsuits, as is Bishops proposal. those that
live in the Wasatch front are pretty clueless as to what is happening outside of
This is yet again another pipe dream funded by taxpayers to fund yet another GOP
scheme that can not succeed. Utah's Constitution already explodes this
legal situation. But there are those including Ivory's company that are
using this as a way to make money and use our money for their folly.Herbert needs to stop wasting our taxes and use this to fund other much needed
programs.Again the State and even Ivory have been shown to not have
a chance of winning this. Idaho and Wyoming have brushed aside the arguments
already, and so should Reyes.
A complete, down to the dime audit, is needed on the money spent so far. This
fiasco is costing the taxpayers of Utah a fortune, only to enrich a out of state
law firm and who knows who else.