Sen. Elizabeth Warren pledges to end drilling, restore Bears Ears, Grand Staircase if elected president

Local officials pan idea, say Utahns wanted Bears Ears, Grand Staircase reduced

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  • worf McAllen, TX
    April 16, 2019 8:09 p.m.

    We most stop the drilling and save the planet. Hmm!

    Some folks believe fossil fuel is a gift from god while others feel it's a tool of the devil to destroy mankind.

    We all must make up our minds.

  • In for the long haul! IDAHO FALLS, ID
    April 16, 2019 7:08 p.m.

    When did Elizabeth Warren become Utah's Congresswoman? I missed that election!

  • rmwarnick Draper, UT
    April 16, 2019 4:56 p.m.

    If only the so-called representatives of Utah would represent the people instead of special interests, we would not need to get our national monuments restored.

  • at long last. . . Kirksville , MO
    April 16, 2019 2:58 p.m.

    Warren lost whatever chance she had for the Democrat nomination when she had her DNA analysed and made it public. Identity politics don't work very well when you are certifiably just a white woman.

  • Herbert Gravy Salinas, CA
    April 16, 2019 9:35 a.m.


    Warren and Obama "worked hard" and "understand the everyday person".

    Well, in my opinion: not so much.

    How hard does one work to be a "Community Organizer"?

    As racially divisive as Obama was (Harvard professor and several other examples) I question whether he understands "the everyday person".

    I have heard nothing from E. Warren to indicate that her understanding is any better.

  • 1covey Salt Lake City, UT
    April 16, 2019 9:24 a.m.

    More about the common interest. Drilling is essential to maintaining our economy, which benefits the country as a whole. We need petroleum for fuel and for synthetics. That affects almost all Americans. Do People from Maine want to walk to our National Parks ? How can the parks benefit people who can't get there ? Yes, drilling companies make profits. They also pay wages and buy drilling supplies and equipment and provide maintenance. Profits are also spread out among investors, including private individuals, and entities such as insurance companies, retirement funds, benefitting the public sector. And the companies are required to respect and restore the environment. If they do not, then the Federal Government has been derelict in it's duty.

  • Flipphone , 00
    April 16, 2019 8:48 a.m.

    Our southern border is being invade by people fleeing Socialism. And yet, some Americans are willing to give up their capitalist standard of living for the fake promise of Socialism.

  • quackquack Park City, UT
    April 16, 2019 8:02 a.m.

    Warren, Obama, both came from a middle class backgrounds worked hard and understand the every day person.

    W. Bush, Trump were sons of millionaires, spoon fed and handed everything in life. So when the average Trump supporter says Trump my kind of guy know prior to Trump becoming President guys like him would have spit on you.

    So when it comes to issues that directly affect you and your family would you not want someone who's been down the road you have or been spoon fed.

  • OldSalt94 West Jordan, UT
    April 16, 2019 7:31 a.m.

    In 1995 congress set apart the Mojave National Preserve, and one thing congress is responsible for is providing a budget for parks. For the fiscal year 1996 congress allocated one dollar for startup costs. Because the Interior budget had already been set for that year, look it up if you don’t believe me.
    Now each president who has invoked executive actions to create, expand, reduce or eliminate a national designation has no Fiscal Responsibility to fund those units. That is left to Congress.
    If she is elected and follows through, how much will our debt increase?
    On the other hand, when President Trump reduced the Bears Ear and Grand Staircase monuments, did congress reduce their budgets? Or did Interior fight tooth and nail to keep the previous amounts funded.
    We have several million acres of federal lands designated for various reasons, we the tax payers maintain those lands, yes 1/4 of national parks and monuments charge and entrance fee, 1/4 of which stays in the unit if lucky. The rest goes to assist parks and monuments who don’t rely on fees for upkeep and maintenance.
    Don’t forget why this country was formed.

  • 1covey Salt Lake City, UT
    April 16, 2019 7:26 a.m.

    "The land belongs to all of us". But not without federal strings attached, which means special interest groups wield the greatest power over those lands. To borrow a phrase ; "Beware political figures bearing gifts".

  • Flashback Kearns, UT
    April 16, 2019 7:15 a.m.

    Moag she's between .06% and 1.5% which means nothing.

    Glad she will never be elected President. She'd screw up the west.

    Her assertion that families have to pay the equivalent of a days pay to get into a national park is incredibly naive. Fees are $25.00 to $30.00 to get into a park currently. Some may go up.

    Where is she going to cut to get that money to the national parks so that the parks can be maintained without the entry fee? The parks are already under funded and can't keep up with maintenance needs.

    She just plain has no clue.

    April 16, 2019 1:44 a.m.

    I would of liked to see bears ears cut in half, in my opinion, Obama made it to big, and Trump to small.

    Warren will never be elected President. She has to much baggage.

    "European-Americans had genomes that were on average 98.6 per cent European, 0.19 per cent African and 0.18 Native American." 2014 New York Times study. Warren has as much American Indian DNA as the average European-American. You can't convince me she didn't try to use it to her advantage. Isn't this what aunt Becky is accused of, making false statements for gain?

  • Light and Liberty St George, UT
    April 15, 2019 11:38 p.m.

    Progressives and liberals are angry at Trump because he is human, but hasn't been politically correct. They want someone like Warren because she will tell them what they want to hear while living completely the opposite. Trump hasn't presented himself as a saint. He just said what he was for and has by and large stood by it. Warren, Clinton and others will decry all sorts of things, declare they are for the middle class and then give us higher taxes, Obamacare, and abortion on demand! They made it through the abortion mill, so for the rest of us, too bad! Bernie is a millionaire, but wants everyone else to live on welfare and minimum wage (or a little higher if he is feeling really generous with other people's money). Of course, AOC is so absurd to defy description. Youth, ignorant youth! I don't care about Trump's tweets. Who cares what he tweets? Would you rather have someone who makes promises that they can't fulfill and know they won't, but talks nice or someone that sets for policy and then tweets? Trump 2020!

  • Moag Farmington, UT
    April 15, 2019 11:09 p.m.

    Rita B: No, her DNA testing did not prove what she is claiming. In fact, the DNA testing unequivocally showed that she is 1/64th or less American Indian! However, that did not stop her from listing her ethnicity as “American Indian” instead of “White” on her application to the Texas Bar Association in 1986 (and on several other occasions), even though she had listed herself as “white” on still other occasions. Such self-serving conduct is simply not defensible.

  • a900rr St. George, UT
    April 15, 2019 10:55 p.m.

    The only thing I agree with her is that our national parks should have no entrance fees. Same with state parks.
    "Public" lands aren't very public any more.

  • Rita B Herriman, UT
    April 15, 2019 9:44 p.m.

    Those commenters who are mocking Senator Warren for claiming to be of Native American descent - you do realize that her DNA testing proved what she is claiming, right? I am super proud of my Scottish heritage, and I have as much Scottish blood (or perhaps less) as Senator Warren has Native American blood. If she takes a special interest in Native American issues because of her family heritage, I think that it is very inappropriate and tasteless to make fun of that. Especially since so many of us claim to value family history.

  • Say No to BO Mapleton, UT
    April 15, 2019 8:36 p.m.

    She could care less about flyover Utah.

    What was that Burt Bacharach song? Promises, promises. I'm all through with promises.

    She looked up what she thought she could sell to Utah and ran with it.

  • Moag Farmington, UT
    April 15, 2019 8:36 p.m.

    Why is it that the Democrats are always so excited to create national monuments/parks in states other than their own? Maybe I will take her seriously after she has agreed to a similar national monument in her own state of Massachusetts.

  • reh62 Lehi, UT
    April 15, 2019 8:06 p.m.

    In a post, Warren also pledged that "on my first day as president, I will sign an executive order that says no more drilling — a total moratorium on all new fossil fuel leases, including for drilling offshore and on public lands."

    Makes me wonder if she is getting from one campaign stop to the next on horseback. I find it highly hypocritical that liberals preach to us about reducing fossil fuel consumption while they ride around in black SUVs and fly between campaign stops in jets.

    Liberals want you to do as they say not as they do. They are the "smart" ones (sarcasm). I will stick with Trump. He keeps his promises. The economy is doing well. My taxes went down and I am not one of the 1%. I don't hate the people who are part of the 1%.

  • The Meliorist CA, 00
    April 15, 2019 7:09 p.m.

    Not a fan. If I ever liked a Democrat it was Tim Kaine, but he’s not running.

    Almost any Republican candidate except Trump would be better. In fact any Democratic candidate except Hillary or Elizabeth Warren would be better than Trump.

    Trump is really that bad. Romney was right about him.

  • worf McAllen, TX
    April 15, 2019 7:08 p.m.

    Isn't there more important issues beside Bears Ears?

    How will she protect America, people, and babies?

    How will she make America even more prosperous than Trump has and will taxes rise or fall?

  • Abbaton Sandy, UT
    April 15, 2019 6:59 p.m.

    I can't believe people (including myself) are wasting time commenting about what Elizabeth Warren thinks about anything. We should be talking about the weather, or watching the grass grow, or at least something interesting.

  • scrappy do DRAPER, UT
    April 15, 2019 6:58 p.m.

    She will never be president so she can say whatever she wants

  • Spoc Ogden, UT
    April 15, 2019 6:50 p.m.

    Thank you, Brad Peterson. You have recognized that the real problem is the defective Antiquities Act itself.

    It was justified to congress as an emergency power to protect archaeological sites from looters. So, because a site could be destroyed before congress could act to protect it, Congress delegated emergency power to act quickly to the POTUS.

    The part they forgot was to require Congress to follow up with a more deliberative solution, which might involve excavation, restoration, preservation, investigation, or rejection. Not every trace of every man is worthy of becoming a monument, but certainly many are. And that is where Congress has responsibility because they need to make those judgement calls and balance them against funding available to do so.

    Special deals were carved out for Wyoming and Alaska protecting them from Presidential excesses, not a bad approach. Better would be to put a time limit on every Monument. If Congress fails to give a more permanent designation within some appropriate time frame, it would expire and return to it's former status, not to be attempted again within 10 years.

    Forget who is the candidate flavor of the month. Fix the AA.

  • CJ Miles Dallas, TX
    April 15, 2019 6:16 p.m.

    Take it one step further Liz. Make Utah one gigantic national park. Why have all these monuments, parks, blm when you could just do it with one Big Bang? People don't need to live in the state. It should be only for tourism.

  • Latter-daySaintForever St. George, UT
    April 15, 2019 5:53 p.m.

    Just another good reason to NOT vote for her.

  • BobP CA, 00
    April 15, 2019 5:44 p.m.

    Utah, and to a lesser extent Nevada and Arizona, have too much of their land controlled by the federal government. All public lands, except national parks should be turned over to the state.

  • unrepentant progressive Bozeman, MT
    April 15, 2019 5:41 p.m.

    "So tired of these people telling us how to manage OUR land!!!"

    Excuse me, but doesn't the land belong to all the American people? Or does the person quoted want Utah public lands for Utahns only. Well, we can play that game in Montana too. Don't like our rules, then stay out of Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks. And a bunch more of the state on top of that.

    Come on folks, when western states got admitted into the Union, these states knew that much of the land in state borders was considered national property. It belongs to all of us, even in places like Montana where our national lands are every bit as important as Bear's Ears or whatever other national park, forest or land the pitch forks are out to protect.

    Speaking of pitch forks, not a good image for Utahns. Someone should speak to this person.

  • Herbert Gravy Salinas, CA
    April 15, 2019 5:22 p.m.

    After reading many of these posts, it appears that E. Warren is not fooling anyone in the state of Utah.

    No surprise, really.

    After claiming to be of Native American descent, it is hard to believe anything she says.

    It appears that Democrats will have to look elsewhere for a viable presidential candidate.

  • wer South Jordan, UT
    April 15, 2019 5:00 p.m.

    So very typical: most Utahans want the land just the way it is. But, no, it's what she wants or what her ignorant advisors told her to say.

    So long, don't let the Bears Ears hit you in the back on the way out.

  • jasonlivy Orem, UT
    April 15, 2019 4:59 p.m.

    Those people who believe Senator Warren cares one wit about Utah's public lands have been a victim of her propaganda. She is only interested in her political ambition and career.

    Please let's not be deceived! As has been said, she would be the worst thing that could happen to our public lands.

  • christoph Brigham City, UT
    April 15, 2019 4:51 p.m.

    Poor people more important than my favorite color green; let us do the most important things, and economy and freedom and united communities are essential.

  • Harline Still Open Kaysville, UT
    April 15, 2019 4:44 p.m.

    Lets get our pitchforks and remove her from the state.
    So tired of these people telling us how to manage OUR land!!!

  • RiDal Sandy, UT
    April 15, 2019 4:42 p.m.

    "Fascists" and "Nazis" are indeed completely socialist. Socialism is defined as "government that controls the means of production and distribution of wealth". Hitler and Mussolini were just two different countries' versions of "National Socialism". They allowed private corporations, but under government control. The profits were also directed to the Party.
    Socialism is the "transition state" between a free market and full communism, exactly as planned by the communist theorists. These things have well-defined meanings and history. But because they all failed, Marxists devotees claim "That wasn't true socialism."....a variation of the "no true Scotsman" fallacy.

  • Huilaile Daniel, UT
    April 15, 2019 4:40 p.m.

    Elizabeth Warren has proven herself to be lacking in intellectual honesty and does not deserve our trust. Elizabeth Warren has proven herself to be inconsistent in all but her fact-less assertions.

  • Mainly Me Werribee, 00
    April 15, 2019 4:37 p.m.

    "Elizabeth Warren would be the worst thing that would even (sic) happen to public lands, I can tell you that right now."

    Not only to our public lands but to the rest of the United States. She is a disaster looking for a place to happen.

    "Adams...said he was 'making fun of her because she's not honest.'"

    Yeah, he's got that right. People claim Pres. Trump is not honest, but many would be willing to vote for Warren in spite of her proven dishonesty. Talk about hypocirtical!

  • StateTheFacts Salt Lake City, UT
    April 15, 2019 4:17 p.m.

    This woman's ideas are older than Bears Ears. What a disaster.

  • wwookie Payson, UT
    April 15, 2019 3:53 p.m.

    Why doesn't she just designate 2,000 acres of Manhattan as a national monument and change how New Yorkers use their land?

    Urbanite trying to tell Rural America how to use rural lands is like a Salmon telling a Bear how to walk on land.

    Hopefully the bear has none of it.

  • sgallen Salt Lake City, UT
    April 15, 2019 3:38 p.m.

    I’m all for preservation, leaving the oil in the ground, and basically any eco-Marxist policies out there. But the San Juan guy is right. If you restore the boundaries and don’t charge admission, the world is going to trample these beautiful lands.

  • Bill Keshlear Salt Lake City, UT
    April 15, 2019 3:23 p.m.

    Please, Sen. Elizabeth:

    1. Federal public lands are leased, not sold, to oil and gas and coal miners.

    2. Rigorous impact studies are conducted and post-drilling and mining reclamation is required to ensure abuses of the past aren't repeated.

    3. There are better ways to prevent desecration of sacred Native American sites and destruction of fragile ecosystems than a monument, which attract unregulated tourism that accelerates the destruction.

    3. A ban on drilling would undercut national security and wreak havoc on the economy.

    4. Every American buys vast amounts of products manufactured by use of fossil fuels. Those tourists you'd lure to Utah national parks cannot get there without pouring carbon pollution in the air. Until consumers drastically cut back on their lifestyle, a ban on drilling to fight climate change is hollow rhetoric. Sources from overseas would just fill the niche and our trade deficit would shoot up even further.

    5. Royalties from oil and gas fields in San Juan County pump millions into county and Navajo Nation coffers. There are virtually no other sources of good-paying jobs down there. Your proposal targets the poorest of Utah's poor.

  • IcemanCometh SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    April 15, 2019 3:22 p.m.

    @ RiDal - Enlarge Bears Ears..and also enlarge Mt. Rushmore to include the head of the 45th president.

    There is not enough room on Mt. Rushmore let alone in South Dakota ...

    What always bothers me about Adams and Pollock is that though local, they and other state leaders think they and they alone should dictate what should happen on lands that belong to ALL Americans. But some of last polls showed that those living in Utah wanted the two monument boundaries left alone. So they are not even representing the majority.

  • Utahnareapeculiarpeople Salt Lake City, UT
    April 15, 2019 3:10 p.m.

    Oh, wow, now she's not going to win utah's electoral votes if she gets the nomination. Of course, she wasn't going to win them anyway. What this may do is help her in the utah primary and with environmentalists. And there's the entertainment factor: it's fun watching the utah republicans and dn working themselves into a tizzy over something they really don't have any control over.

  • ute alumni Salt Lake City, UT
    April 15, 2019 2:52 p.m.

    Thanks Lou.
    Seems everything is wonderful in Colorado thus Utah is the only thing to comment on. I thought the picture is flattering.

  • Sportsfan123 Herriman, UT
    April 15, 2019 2:45 p.m.


    Fascism is a capitalist friendly ideology, and is socialist in every other sense of the word, totalitarian in nature and heavily state regulated, a hallmark for socialist's regime's. Only certain people were allowed to own business's and they were told how to run those business's.

    Mussolini was a socialist, research it. Hitler was a socialist, NAZI is an abreviation for national socialist german workers party.

    Key word socialist - sorry you don't get to be a right wing radical with leftist ideology.

    You can be on the left and still use capitalism, China currently has a capitalist economy for example.

  • Seldom Seen Smith Orcutt, CA
    April 15, 2019 2:35 p.m.

    Decadent hypocrisy: An American, the greatest consumers in the history of earth, pretending they are an environmentalist.

  • AlagnakLounger Heber City, UT
    April 15, 2019 2:19 p.m.

    Hummmm..... That's weird.

    This story has never registered anywhere on the DN PopuList, but has stayed at the top of the page all day. It's almost as if the DN wants this story to stick around despite not being very well read. Weird!

  • greendecoydecoy Kanab, UT
    April 15, 2019 1:54 p.m.

    Thanks Elizabeth. It's good to hear an opinion from a true Native like yourself, but our Utah elected officials will take it from here.

  • Big J Bountiful, UT
    April 15, 2019 1:52 p.m.

    One of the truly ignorant politicians.

  • marxist Salt Lake City, UT
    April 15, 2019 1:50 p.m.

    @Sportsfan123 "socialist dictator's like hitler, musolini, "

    Nazi Germany and fascist Italy were not socialist. For example corporations in those two countries survived intact through those episodes, whereas they generally don't with varieties of socialism. FYI.

  • RiDal Sandy, UT
    April 15, 2019 1:44 p.m.

    Bipartisan compromise:
    Enlarge Bears Ears..and also enlarge Mt. Rushmore to include the head of the 45th president.

  • soundchiq Salt Lake City, UT
    April 15, 2019 1:36 p.m.

    Biased article much? So much for fair and balanced reporting.

  • fortydam OREM, UT
    April 15, 2019 1:35 p.m.

    Bashing ones, are you the same Trump voters that believe everything that comes out of his mouth? Give her some slack, have a tic tac and chill.

  • Furry1993 MSC, UT
    April 15, 2019 1:32 p.m.

    That's a plus for her as far as I am concrned. The monuments need to be restored.

  • brcall Orem, UT
    April 15, 2019 1:31 p.m.

    I enjoy visiting our National Parks and believe they should be preserved. However, Senator Warren's bad math is bothering me.

    "charge families who make the minimum wage more than a day’s pay to access our parks,"

    The minimum wage in MA is $12 per hour so shortly after two hours, a single minimum wage worker can get their entire family into Zion ($25 per car). Even at Utah's 7.25 per hour you can make $58 per day. Where is she going that costs that much money? Acadia is also $25 per car. Minute Man national park is free!

    "No fees should be charged to enter taxpayer-funded national parks"

    Making parks free will destroy them. They are already over-crowded and it's not the mountain goats causing the damage. I am scared to think of what would happen to Zion or Arches if they are free. Have you seen them on Memorial Day?

    Senator Warren, please preserve our most beautiful national lands by increasing the entrance fee a little. Or you could just do nothing and that would be great. Here's a compromise, lets make it free for some semi-randomly section of the population that changes from year to year, like say 4th graders. Oh wait, they already do that. Perfect.

  • Bigger Bubba Herriman, UT
    April 15, 2019 12:36 p.m.

    Well this is disappointing. Looks like I won't be voting for Lizzy.

  • Liberal On Planet Zion SLC, UT
    April 15, 2019 12:22 p.m.

    ithinkimsmarterthanyou - Salt Lake City, UT

    “And I pledge to start a coal mine there, and ride ATVs over every inch of it long before she loses any chance at being president.”

    Cue the banjo...How highly intellectual. Again. By use of their words and verbiage chosen there should be absolutely zero complaints regarding being labeled as “low information” when one must read such absurd comments as above. Especially considering this poster’s screen name. You’re welcome.

  • LOU Montana Pueblo, CO
    April 15, 2019 12:21 p.m.

    Nice propaganda move by Deseret News.

    Plaster the ugliest picture of someone that disagrees with conservative and load the article with socialism, is a guarantee to get a volatile reaction from the supporters of Saint Trump.

    Keep the divide going Utah conservatives and trash your sacrid lands while doing so.

  • Thomas Thompson Salt Lake City, UT
    April 15, 2019 12:15 p.m.

    I like Elizabeth Warren and would no doubt vote for her if she secured the Democratic nomination. But, alas, what we learned from the last election that even the most qualified candidate in history -- or so said President Barack Obama -- cannot be elected if it's a woman. That certainly demonstrates, much to the chagrin of many of us, that misogyny is alive and well in these United States.

  • Justmythoughts Provo, UT
    April 15, 2019 12:07 p.m.

    Here comes Utah’s public lands as a political football again! Good grief, Utah’s lands are already greatly protected...but we also need an economic balance. Please no more politicians using Utah’s lands to get’s ridiculous....and exhausting.

  • ute alumni Salt Lake City, UT
    April 15, 2019 12:04 p.m.

    How does one believe a person that has spent her life telling a lie about who she is? The ultimate lie. I don’t believe a word she says.

  • Jfronk28 Tremonton, UT
    April 15, 2019 11:57 a.m.

    I've got a better Idea: Just give the land to Utah so we can be like all the other states east of Colorado.

  • Sportsfan123 Herriman, UT
    April 15, 2019 11:56 a.m.


    "She speaks for me"

    Of course she does, she is a communist trying to spread socialist ideology all over the this country, as if watching history's socialist dictator's like hitler, musolini, or stalin havn't scared anyone, or even just as recently as venezuela's recent experiment with socialism. It does not work, and never will. Karl Marx is rolling over in his grave still waiting for the prolitariat to rise up against the bourgeois that never happened.

    This is a constitutional republic, we have fought many wars including WWII against this ideology. This country was founded on civilian freedoms, not social commune. Research the history of the plymouth colony, gov william bradford learned socialism doesnt work, he switched to capitalism. The colony thrived after that. Even china has adopted a capitalist economy.

    Americans will never vote for someone like her, if so America would cease to exist.

  • water rocket , 00
    April 15, 2019 11:55 a.m.

    Since previous presidents Clinton and Obama have raped Utah with the poor use of the antiquities act (under the advise of our own congressman Matheson) Utah has become a battleground for extremist environmentalists. In point of fact, the president of the Sierra Club once said that had they been here before the pioneers, they would have never allowed the pioneers to settle here. As for me, this is a HUGE reason NOT to vote for Warren!

  • stevo123 Driggs, ID
    April 15, 2019 11:35 a.m.

    @ Im Smarter, Your comment is the exact reason to restore both monuments.

  • Wasatch Al South Jordan, UT
    April 15, 2019 11:33 a.m.

    That event in December 2017 when Trump came to Utah with every republican leader in Utah cloying over him for attention was a low point of Utah political history. It still makes me gag,

    Cheering a president for taking away the beauty of your state and the heritage of so many, while trying to squeeze in for a selfie is not what I expect from wise leadership.

  • Brad Peterson South Ogden, UT
    April 15, 2019 11:21 a.m.

    This is exactly why the Antiquities Act needs to be reformed down to 5000 acres or less.

    Democratic president: Monuments out West
    Repulican president: Reduced monuments out West
    Democratic president: Enlarged monuments out West
    Republican president: Reduced monuments out West.

    Just give Utah the same deal as Wyoming and Alaska. Want a big national monument? Great, do it through Congress.

  • DNdep West Jordan, UT
    April 15, 2019 11:15 a.m.

    Ms. Warren needs to come and study out the facts of the issue (Bear's Ears, etc.) before making blanket statements about what she obviously has little or no understanding of.

  • Sportsfan123 Herriman, UT
    April 15, 2019 11:14 a.m.


    "I have a deep respect for elizabeth warren"

    I too have a deep respect for sen. Warren, about as deep as .00025 of 1% of respect.

  • FT salt lake city, UT
    April 15, 2019 11:14 a.m.

    The courts will have overruled the Trump administration long before Warren or any other Democrat sits in the WH. We're a country of laws, held together by our constitution, until proven otherwise.

  • No One Of Consequence Salt Lake City, UT
    April 15, 2019 11:11 a.m.

    She knows she could never win a state like Utah so she is using Utah as a way to entice radical leftists in blue states to vote for her over other radical leftists, all promising to give away that which the government has no constitutional basis to give. The politics of the left is based on exploitation.

  • Whale of Fortune Salt Lake City, UT
    April 15, 2019 11:08 a.m.

    "I have deep respect for Elizabeth Warren, and I believe she would be a wonderful, ethical, smart, committed, discerning, unifying POTUS."
    Unifying? What is one thing she has done to appeal to constitutional conservatives? We thought Obama could be unifying, too, until he turned into an all-out race baiter. Remember the "Hands up, don't shoot!" lie? Personally, I'll never forget what Obama and Democrats did to sabotage race relations in America.

  • Betcha Waltham, MA
    April 15, 2019 11:04 a.m.

    WE lived in Boston for 3 years, during that time, I heard more people talk about Senator Warren, these were democrats, and they all talked about how she has never gotten done anything she said she would do before the election... she is all talk and no action, so if any of you environmentalist , think she is your answer to everything you hate about Utah, you could not be more wrong,,, I have seen the real Senator Warren, she will say anything that she thinks you want to hear....

  • marxist Salt Lake City, UT
    April 15, 2019 10:56 a.m.

    @Lambert "This is a show of totally disregard for the rights of Utah citizens."

    Of course we Utah citizens all think alike, right? Well FYI she speaks for me!

  • Weston Jurney West Jordan, UT
    April 15, 2019 10:53 a.m.

    @ RiDal

    "Gifts to every special interest group."

    As opposed to Republican policy, which confines its (enormous) gifts to the ultra-rich and to campaign donors.

  • liberty or ...? Ogden, UT
    April 15, 2019 10:30 a.m.

    Thank you senator Warren for giving me another reason to vote against you and the dooms day fanaticism of the environmentalist movement.

    @ Baccus what about the gas oil & uranium? I remember a time when Natural gas was suggested as a clean alternative to oil and coal by environmentalist until it became viable. Or the extremely clean nuclear power until they went China syndrome schizophrenic. Clearly Virginia is ignorant about the land mismanagement we have been subject to. I am not surprised from a state where the federal government only owns 9% of the land . Would you like to take a drive with me between nephi and St george and see the miles of dead junipers and habitats for wild life destroyed by parasite infestation because we can't touch it. How about come up with me above strawberry where almost one third of the forest is standing dead wood starving our wild life because we can't log to clean out the old deadwood choking off the younger plant life. We have a natural disaster crisis developing here that will make the Rodeo Chedeski fire in AZ seem a cake walk all result of of environmentalist policies treating it like a museum rather than a garden.

    April 15, 2019 10:28 a.m.

    @embarrassedUtahn - we already had our moonshot created nuclear power. Unfortunately, many on the left have decided we don't want the obvious solution, we would rather have a solution that produces 300x the toxic waste, despoils huge tracts of land with windmills and solar panels, doesn't produce energy if it's night or the wind isn't blowing, and makes our energy bills skyrocket.

    I assume Senator Warren has stopped using the products of mining and drilling in her own personal life and in her campaign in order to show us how wonderful life will be when we no longer have reliable or inexpensive energy sources - not. Park entrance fees will the be least of our worries if we take the path she is promoting.

  • John Pack Lambert of Michigan Ypsilanti, MI
    April 15, 2019 10:15 a.m.

    This is a show of totally disregard for the rights of Utah citizens.

  • Gordon Wilson Salt Lake City, UT
    April 15, 2019 9:53 a.m.

    Elizabeth should talk to the Native Americans who live and work near the Bears Ears. This is not what THEY want.

  • Culture Warrior Salt Lake City, UT
    April 15, 2019 9:48 a.m.

    Hear hear, Senator Warren. I'll be sure to attend your rally and show my support, and invite my friends and families and neighbors to as well.

  • drich Green River, Utah
    April 15, 2019 9:42 a.m.

    Two of many reasons she won't get my vote.

  • embarrassed Utahn! Salt Lake City, UT
    April 15, 2019 9:42 a.m.

    Our nation needs an all out, moon shot approach to developing renewable energy!

    The Democratic Party is the only option for this.

    The Republican Party wants to lead from behind. “We’ll do it when India and China start doing it“ .......what an Un-American attitude!

  • Tekakaromatagi Dammam, Saudi Arabia
    April 15, 2019 9:41 a.m.

    "These lands are sacred and must be protected for future generations."

    Do you have scientific proof that these lands are sacred or this your religious belief?

    Why should your religious beliefs determine public policy?
    That is why I oppose making these lands into a monument, the motivation is religious and as such is not a reason for guiding public policy.

    Find a secular reason to protect these lands and then I will listen.

  • embarrassed Utahn! Salt Lake City, UT
    April 15, 2019 9:39 a.m.

    Leave all the remaining oil and coal in the ground as is possible! We didn’t leave the Stone Age because we ran out of stones, we found a better ways to do things!

  • majmajor Layton, UT
    April 15, 2019 9:32 a.m.

    Another reason the Democratic Party is losing the American people in favor of ruining the economy. The extreme left and right of both parties are clueless on how the world, or the economy actually work. The courageous work for real solutions and hard work in the middle.

    Talk to me when someone actually fixes important issues like the federal deficit.

  • BJMoose Syracuse, UT
    April 15, 2019 9:16 a.m.

    I agree 101% with SLC mom. All points in Warrens favor.

  • Baccus0902 Leesburg, VA
    April 15, 2019 9:14 a.m.

    @ Flipphone - , 00
    April 15, 2019 8:40 a.m.
    " The best way to ruin a pristine ( Bears ears) isolated area is to make it a National park or monument,"

    What about drilling for gas, oil, or uranium?

  • quackquack Park City, UT
    April 15, 2019 9:00 a.m.

    She has my vote Warren for 2020 !!!

  • Flipphone , 00
    April 15, 2019 8:43 a.m.

    Just another long list of Liberal/Socialist talking points.

  • Flipphone , 00
    April 15, 2019 8:40 a.m.

    The best way to ruin a pristine ( Bears ears) isolated area is to make it a National park or monument,

  • Den Den West Jordan, UT
    April 15, 2019 8:25 a.m.

    They always, always over promise and under deliver!

  • matman Provo, UT
    April 15, 2019 8:21 a.m.

    #MAGA 2020

  • SLCMom Salt Lake City, UT
    April 15, 2019 8:18 a.m.

    These lands are sacred and must be protected for future generations. "There’s no better illustration of how backward our public lands strategy is than the fact that today, we hand over drilling rights to fossil fuel companies for practically no money at all — and then turn around and charge families who make the minimum wage more than a day’s pay to access our parks,"
    Amen, Senator Warren!
    I have deep respect for Elizabeth Warren, and I believe she would be a wonderful, ethical, smart, committed, discerning, unifying POTUS.

  • ConradGurch Salt Lake City, Utah
    April 15, 2019 8:17 a.m.

    I don't believe one word!

  • RiDal Sandy, UT
    April 15, 2019 8:13 a.m.

    The Democratic race is little more than a competition to see who will promise to give more free stuff. That includes "gifts" to every special interest group.

  • Utah_Happyman Orem, UT
    April 15, 2019 8:12 a.m.

    BENM & GSENM Forever !!!

  • imsmarterthanyou Salt Lake City, UT
    April 15, 2019 8:09 a.m.

    And I pledge to start a coal mine there, and ride ATVs over every inch of it long before she loses any chance at being president.