More "Land snatcher" in our leadership.Utah is lucky to be
so beautiful that so many national parks exist.Some people
don't believe public lands are worth anything until they are sold for one
time profit to friends and relatives as we've seen with out
"developer" representatives.Greed seems to be the only
motivation for our republican representatives.I don't
understand why some people think its wonderful that states back east have no
public lands and aspire to this? They love the idea of endless fences, no
trespassing signs, private property blocking access, yep what a dream place?
Quit dissing Wyoming. That's a great State and they do a lot of things
right there. Utahns should be so lucky as those who live in Wyoming.
@Stevoyou said "Our National Parks and Monuments are our
most precious assets. Keep Mr Lee out of it".NO...Keep Liberal
Presidents who have never stepped foot in our Federal Lands to to stay out of
it.Our Senators know more than they...
Our National Parks and Monuments are our most precious assets. Keep Mr Lee out
Introducing a bill is all well and good, but I sincerely doubt this one will go
anywhere. There's no way a Democrat-controlled House would send an
Antiquities Act exemption to the president's desk. I doubt that even the
Republican-controlled Senate would pass this: only a small percentage of bills
ever go anywhere; neither Lee, a pariah among his peers in the Senate, nor
Romney, a new guy, have the political clout to get leadership to prioritize it;
and enough Republican senators in eastern and left-leaning states would be too
scared of appearing anti-environment to support it. It's a nice gesture,
but I hope we see our senators introducing and passing pragmatic legislation,
not spending all their time "making a statement" on issues that probably
don't have a realistic chance of changing.
If Lee gets his way, you better take a picture of Arches and Zion to show your
grandkids before they’re turned into amusement parks.
I'd love to see Lee or Romney propose some federal land swaps.1) Find good federal ranchland in Utah, then2) Find private forests or
grasslands back East, then3) Sell the federal land and use the monies to
buy equal acreage of land back East. That way, the feds
doesn't lose an acre of land. Utah also gets more tax monies, local
ownership, and say.Biggest problem is that few in the East are keen
on the idea of more public lands in their backyard...
It's too bad these two don't stand up to a president on his shiny
metal ball, er, steel-slatted wall. And to follow Wyoming on
public land policy? Wow! Sure, tourists come from all over the world to enjoy
the scenic vistas of the Jonah Field and the amazing landscape of the Pinedale
Anticline gas fields--both vast swaths of public land leased to those great
stewards of public land, Encana, BP, Chevron, Amoco, Questar, Shell and McMurry.
One well per acre is the final build-out, which looks like a bombed landscape,
and is especially nice in winter with the ozone and dust.Perhaps
Mitt and Mike would like the same near our national parks and monuments.
I support Senators Lee and Romney....and hopefully they will be able to block
President Trump from creating national monuments in Utah...we are not in need of