She sounds like she's trying to please everyone, and that's just mot
possible. Or is it? Still, it worries me that she once worked for Big Oil.
She at least says she will leave fracking regualtion to the individual states.
That,hopefully, means the natural gas development on private lands at least will
be able to go forward. We can only hope that federal land development wont be
stifiled any more than it already is!
@ Demo DaveBig Oil? Seriously? After reading recent
articles about this new secretary of the interior, I am optimistic that Sec.
Jewell is a reasonable, informed person who will probably do a decent job
balancing conservation and resource development on public lands, both of which
are worthy goals.
Big Oil keeps your warm at night, keeps your car running and contributes to
almost every product in your house (except the wood ones). I'd be careful
who I slap before I assess what I use.
I'm optimistic that, given her background of experience, she will turn out
to be a very good -- if not great -- secretary.
She may very well be the least bad of all Obama's cabinet appointments. He
could have done a lot worse.
The only thing we know for sure about Ms Jewell is that she is an expert at
smoozing and riding the fence. Her answer to the global warming question should
be a big red flag to anyone familiar with Agenda 21 or the America 2050 maps
being used by the DOT and the USGS as to just which side of that "fence"
she is really on. As for the monument issue in So. Utah with Greater
Canyonlands, she was singing a different tune when REI along with the OIA tried
an end run around all stakeholders and asked for GC by executive order. Actions
speak louder than words. I get the feeling that San Juan and Grand are being
set up to be the sacrificial lambs for "recreation" which is the first
step to total wilderness designation. A wolf in sheep clothing is still a wolf.
Whether or not she had anything to do with NPCA’s litigation strategy is
beside the point. The fact she served on their board indicates she aligns with
their goals. Just consulting with ethics professionals (she did NOT say she
would abide by their advice) is NOT sufficient – she should recuse
Balance, like compromise, is in the eye of the beholder. Be reasonable, do it my
way is neither.
Some day your property, and possessions will be public owned.It's Obama's way of being fair.
Don't forget about US Army lands as well. We are employing innovative
workshare programs that will employ Army civilians to work in maintaining and
even operation of these energy projects. Wind, Solar and Biomass are
technologies that will bring Utah to the forefront of alternative energy
development. Keep your eyes out for large scale energy development on Army
lands in Tooele!