Doing what the protesters want would lead to the end of civilization as we know
it. No doubt we want to reduce CO2 production, but we can't do it now.
Not until we have more cost effective alternates.
Environmental protesters lost their credibility long ago by protesting any
resource development anywhere. Their protests are nothing more than a knee-jerk
reflex whenever their resource boogeyman shows up. Since oil & gas
development is well demonstrated not to have near the environmental or long-term
impacts they've tried to scare us with, they don't have a valid case
any more. Heck, in the San Joaquin Valley, oil wells are in the middle of
citrus groves and vineyards. Certainly they won't hurt the desert in
How about just letting whild places be wild. The whole wasatch front has been
ruined by overcrowding and overdevelopment already.
From above: "Doing what the protesters want would lead to the end of
civilization as we know it." Or this: "Since oil & gas development
is well demonstrated not to have near the environmental or long-term impacts
they've tried to scare us with, they don't have a valid case any
more."Right. Unfortunate factless rants. And Obama is a
Kenyan-borne socialist who wants to destroy America and who I can blame for my
recent bout of flu. Either one of you ever been to the Swell? I am
guessing not. Maybe you don't care if wild places become laden with drill
rigs, pipelines, and massive truck traffic. But some places should be protected
from such activity and the Swell happens to be one of those places. But because
thousands of Utahns do care, that gives you license to throw insults? Classic.
These environmentalists and the dumb policitians in Washington are the reason we
are paying $4 for gasoline, and the reason we continue to be beholden to the
sheiks in the Middle East. We need to become energy independent. Wake up people.
The same old gaggle of suspects who show up for all the left wing rallies on the
issue du jour.If they want more "wild space" let them tear
down their homes and turn the land back to its natural beauty. And promise to
never again take advantage of any product or service that requires energy,
materials or transportation- all of which "bespoil mother earth."Drill, baby, drill!
Why can't we have both? Is it too much to ask land managers to actually
manage land use- including access corridors which minimize the impact on
"wild" zones, migration routes, and recreational use? We have the
technology; we can build it; we can be smart users, I bet.