Canadian firm says it wants to start exploration; geologists express doubts
Deseret News, you should report on the progress of the lawsuits against the
downsizing of the monuments. That story is not over, and until it is, there
will be no mining. Don't write of this as a done deal -- that's
simply poor and misleading reporting.
Deseret News reporter Amy Joy O'Donoghue has written a very insightful
article reportingmining in the former Grand Staircase National Monument.
However, I wonder if some of thecommenters have read more than the
headline. Did they read the part about how the BLM stillmanages the land
in the former Grand Staircase national Monument? Did they read that the BLM has
received "no paperwork" from the supposed Canadian company? "No
paperwork" means no mining. Their excitement is premature at the least.It is very important to conduct real surveys using the latest methods to
determine the locations and values of mineral resources in these desert lands.
Severance taxes from extractions using modern methods will bring relief to tax
burdened Utah citizens, and will provide a better education for Utah children.
And, by regulation, I mean proper regulation, not overburden-some
regulation, which would provide the benefits while maintaining the pristine
beauty of the landscape. I am optimistic that this could be possible.
Mendacity seems to be the only trait of value in this administration.
@Schwa - June 21, 2018 5:07 p.m.I guess that was just another Trump
lie.ANDstevo123 - June 21, 2018 4:37 p.m.I guess
we were mislead.-----Ask yourself this -- when has donnie ever told
the truth? Answer--he wouldn't recognize the truth if it bit him=====@cjb - June 21, 2018 6:56 p.m.There can't be a good
economy if business is overly restricted. One of the reasons the economy is
improving so much is business regulations are being greatly reduced. --------Business hasn't been "overly restricted". And you
can thank President Obama for the economy improving. He did the work--donnie is
riding on his coattails.=====@goodnight-goodluck - June 22, 2018
2:32 a.m.Another case of the fortune seekers trying to sell our birthright
for a mess of pottage.Are there no sacred lands valued simply for their
beauty anymore?-------------Exactly right. These precious and
fragile lands need protection, not rapine.=====@eastcoastcoug - June
22, 2018 11:27 a.m.The real reason our GOP wants these areas open is the
Koch Bros. and other mega donors are big into these industries. They could care
less what the average person makes from it.-----Exactly right.
Protect the land.
I spent many years as a geologist in Utah and Nevada. Unfortunately, some
Canadian junior mining companies try to make splashy headlines in order to
increase the value of their stocks. This is often done by outright fraud, or by
collecting "high grade" samples to create the impression of high assay
values. Those values would never be duplicated by a more rigorous random
sampling method. If this company gains access to one of Utah's natural
wonders, the door is open to increased destruction of this fragile environment.
Trust the wisdom of the Utah Geologic Survey--their job is to promote policies
that are in the best interest of the state while insuring that legitimate mining
activities can succeed.
I just love all the people that say mining & oil & gas are so good for
these small towns. Not if you don't want to kill off the multi-million
dollar tourist industry. How many people will you attract if your area of unique
natural beauty looks more like the Kennecott mines or Point-of-the-Mountain?
Take a good look at those places and imagine that in Southern Utah. Who will put
those hideous sites back to what they looked like before?The younger
generation doesn't want to work in the mining industry. That is so
1800's. If you want to raise the economic level of an area, stop trying to
re-introduce work that was done by their great-great-grandparents. The real reason our GOP wants these areas open is the Koch Bros. and other
mega donors are big into these industries. They could care less what the average
person makes from it.Thank you DNews for sleuthing around and
finding those who are filing claims.
cjb said:"There can't be a good economy if business is
overly restricted. One of the reasons the economy is improving so much is
business regulations are being greatly reduced."What regulations
do you think were removed and when? How did those removals help create the
improving economy? How long do you think the economy has been improving?
Another case of the fortune seekers trying to sell our birthright for a mess of
pottage.Are there no sacred lands valued simply for their beauty anymore?
I have absolutely no problem with mineral extraction in these remote areas, but
I do have a problem with Canada doing it. Canada has historically denied
American companies from even participating in projects like this in Canada. If
Trump wants to "put America first" then this is a good place to start!
There can't be a good economy if business is overly restricted. One of the
reasons the economy is improving so much is business regulations are being
greatly reduced. They were like barnacles on the hull of a ship.
I was assured there would be no mining or drilling, because that's not what
this was about. I guess that was just another Trump lie.
BigLib -said: "It is wonderful to see these lands put back into multiple
Use."For Canadians?Bust and Boom is what has created
these tiny poor towns, it won't save them, because mining is bust and boom,
look at the Basin, No actual growth and the money leave town with the camper
Okay. trump wants to make America independent so we are no longer dependent
upon other countries for resources we need.So now we are going to
sell American ores to a Canadian company. Will they give them back to us free
of charge?I guess this makes as much sense as most of trump's
other actions. Like Mexico paying for the wall that he's mad at Congress
for not funding with our taxpayer dollars.Ah, well.
There was a big deal made that the area had no minerals off value. I guess we
I've always said that we need more slag dumps instead of parks and
It is wonderful to see these lands put back into multiple Use. Use of natural
resources locked up within the former monument area = jobs and economic growth
for Garfield and Kane Counties, and for the State of Utah.