Group launches petition asking Reyes to nix battle over federal lands

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  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    Oct. 11, 2016 9:39 a.m.

    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.

  • KDave Moab, UT
    Oct. 11, 2016 8:44 a.m.

    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 smogsville.

  • Utefan60 Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 10, 2016 8:04 p.m.

    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.

  • stevo123 slc, ut
    Oct. 10, 2016 7:29 p.m.

    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.