The only way Utah and these other states would ever gain control of public and
BLM land is to secede from the Union. The states do not have the rights to this
land as it belongs to all of america and Utah is merely the care takers of the
land. Utah and these other states think they can better manage the
land? All the Utah governor wants to do is exploit and sell this land to
developers who treats the land and zoning laws with contempt and disgrace. Our
governor is on a financial quest backed by special interest who wants our public
lands to block public use and access so commercial interest can exploit our
resources. Just as the Oquirhs mountains have been bought out by Tinto mining
and blocked all access to these mountains and canyons to the public. Is this
their idea of better managing the land? If we want to preserve
america then we must leave control and use of this land in the hands of the BLM.
300 million citizens in 50 states of the US has a voice in the use of these
lands, not 3 greedy and corrupt governors.
Herbert and the other governors need to come up with a better plan than simply
blaming the feds for all our woes.
Funny, the sign held be the pictured protestor is advocating Utahs'
Notice how the other Governors backed away from Herberts hard line position?
They know it is a losing battle. This plan to "seize" the Federal lands
is nothing more that a sop to the hard right wing. Please bill the supporters
when this fails. I for one do not have any more money to spend for these
This will require an act of Congress as well as the President. It is hoped that
we will have a new president and a new Senate after the election. However, this
Utah legislation brings attention to the issue and might help get something
going in Washington. This land should be better managed with
multiple use in SOME areas which would include increased energy development to
the benefit of our entire nation. Let's hope that radical, fanatical
environmentalists are not allowed to continue to thwart the wellfare of our
country any longer.
It is never wrong to oppose tyranny.Well done governors!As fot the protesters outside, not newsworthy. The usual handfull of