The sppech by the govenor reminds me of 7th grade talking tough in front of your
friends.At the end of the day it is just talk
Utah needs to realize they are in the United States and not the Utah
Territory.We have our hands out for money all the time and can't have it both
ways when we don't approve on some issues.Bring Hatch and Lee home and oor other
political leaders if you hate Washington so bad
Why does our governor and state legislature hate The United States of America?
They don't hate the United States, the United States hates Utah. There is only
about 2 million acres of land in Utah that MIGHT qualify as REAL wilderness. If
you are a business man you have to sell product to make money wilderness does
not sell bulk product. Wilderness is only for a very few participants. Every
community that is near a wilderness designated area loses money and business. A
case-in-point would be Vernal and Roosevelt. Since the lose of the drilling out
there on it's "lands with wilderness quality" designation riggers have
lost jobs and those who support them have lost income. People are moving out and
others are declaring bankruptcy and losing homes and equipment. If you compare
the dollars that were made daily by the drillers, you could not make that back
if you filled every motel in the two cities with granola crunchers every day. If
this is Obama's idea of more jobs and energy independence it is worse than his
health care plan or his bail out money. Utah citizens will pay for it in the
end. This is how you punish someone for not voting for you.
@jsutamacguy- So this is a huge conspiracy by the Obama Administration to punish
Utah? Well, that makes sense... And if you do compare the money that drilling
brings in to what "granola crunchers" bring in, I pretty sure the
"granola crunchers" generate more money.
Maybe Governor Herbert can put bids out to pave over Federally designated
wilderness... one way to make some "more" campaign money from this
Governor Herbert says Secretary Salazar's new Wildlands policy is a land grab.
From what I understand the then Gov. Leavitt and Interior Secretary Norton
agreement of 2003 was done in complete secrecy. It removed protection for
roughly 2.6 million acres of Wilderness Quality Lands in Utah, and renounced the
BLM's longstanding authority to protect and recommend new Wilderness Areas.
Salazar's directive simply reverses that agreement.