Your letter makes sense, Ryan.Unfortunately, that means your ideas
will not fly in Utah.
I'd be careful about using the words "civil disobedience" around
here, particularly in reference to environmental concerns. With all the rage
directed at Tim DeChristopher, it's pretty clear that many of us equate it
with terrorism. I really hope tar sand and oil shale extraction
stays away from the American west. They are awfully destructive and we have such
unique landscapes. Another example of why I am glad Utah's insane desire
to obtain control of American lands is unlikely to go anywhere.
We have chosen, through our embracing of the philosophy 'drill baby',
to accept whatever physical or aesthetic inconvenience energy development may
manifest in order to ensure we develop domestic resources in whatever form they
may occur in favour of any sort of conservation measures. I, as a confirmed
liberal, totally accept that. Now I ask of my conservative brethern to accept it
as well. "Drill Baby", means you don't mind whatever effort or work
it takes to extract american resources, and that it may not necessarily occur
only in someone elses' back yard. It doesn't matter if it's a
road or power line or extraction plant or strip mine the size of delaware, you
will see its' construction next to your house as progress. I do. Natuaral
areas are Americas' unextracted resources. Your unobstructed view or clean
air is our mine site yet to be developed. Drill, baby, indeed. If it's five
minutes upwind, so much the better.