We can thank Governor Gary Herbert for his support for Utah control of Utah
lands.Peter Corroon and Jim Matheson are pro-Obama federal control
of Utah lands and our local canyons through more Wilderness.Rep. Jim
Matheson is promoting more Federal Wilderness in Utah County. We don't need
Congress controlling our canyons. We don't need Jim Matheson in Congress.
This is great news in that in cuts the legs off the legislation proposed by Rep.
Herrod and others authorizing the state to waste $3,000,000 on legal fees suing
the federal government.As this article states, such disputes can be
settled with the federal government in a discussion format, without the
necessity for lawyering up and seeing protracted battles in the courts.The idea of suing the federal government by the state government seems so
wrong-headed at the outset. "I" or "we" are the state government, and "I" or
"we" are the federal government -- why sue ourselves?No, this method
is much more productive and effective.Great day for the state on
Congratulations to both Kane County and the BLM. Hopefully this situation can
lead to more common sense decisions that do not require continued litigation. I
understand that there will be situations where disagreements need to be resolved
through the courts, but everyone wins when issues like this can be resolved
outside the court system. Great job!
Congratulations! Thank you for giving me some hope!
This question remains - and seems to be studiously ignored - by BLM, but the
Kane County officials including the head of the Visitor Center in Kanab,--
How, exactly, does motorized travel over a river bed, or any cryptobiotic soil,
or any place where a motorized off-road vehicle or other vehicle might travel
improve it? When someone of the OHV community,county official community,
the Governor or any official in the BLM can explain how off road travel improves
the quality of life of every living being and including water quality, plant
community quality, air quality, bird or insect and reptile quality of life, I
will listen.When it is understood that we as humans are abusing with our
might other living beings who have as much or more right to the land as humans
do then we will have progressed as a race.Until that time we are nothing
less than unevolved neanderthals, tearing pages from a book of beauty and
destroying them. What will be left for future generations to see?
I've been there, and it's obviously a road, unlike many of the routes Kane
County is claiming under RS 2477. I doubt that any judge will declare river
beds, washes and cow paths to be RS 2477 "highways."
Thank you Governor Herbert for a job well done. Utah is a better State because
of you. The sooner the State controls the 30 million acres due use under the
1896 enabling acting which put Utah on an equal footing with the 13 original
states, the better we'll all be.Thank again. And thanks to
Kane County Commissioners. Good on you.