Another fools errand.
I for one think it would be an immense benefit to the schools of Utah if Utah
had control over the land that should have been handed over to the state upon
Message to Mike Noel: We don't trust you with public land.
Help the schools? Destroy the state land is a poor excuse to environmental land
and park destruction. There are limits to education and its funding and a poor
excuse to leave these children a dead state where the wilderness is too toxic to
visit.The federal lands are the property of all 50 states, we are
just the wards of the property within our state who get paid to care for the
land and make sure its not destroyed by abuse and criminal development. Utah and
advocates for burning land and destroying water aquifers and wilderness will
lose it all in the end. Oil shale fracking can only be feasible if gas stays
above $4/gal, is this what these advocates want?Fracking oil is a
scorched earth process forcing residents, ranchers, food grower's, and
wildlife out of thousands of acres of land because of the burning ground and
toxic water wells.We've all seen how surface mining with
200-400 pounds of HE, imagine the same thing with hundreds of 2 Ton bombs 6-10
miles underground below aquifers per well where its out of sight and out of
mind. Land management is the authority of federal government only.
They're public lands, and don't belong to the GOP party.
Headline from another article:"Obama reiterates goal of universal
preschool, but how will the nation pay for it?"Why isn't
this article headlined "House GOP renews battle for public lands, but how
will the state pay for it?"
First of all, the federal government will essentially ignore this nonsense. How
is Utah going to compel the U.S. Government? Give me a break. Here's a
question: Are all of Utah's state parks open (reopened for some) and
supremely maintained? Start there. The greed driving this nonsense is about
taking the cream and discarding the rest. Much of that land has little or no
economic value. Do you think these folks are looking at the cost of maintaining
that land, or are they just interested in the land that can be mined or
otherwise exploited? In the end, these folks are about greed, and they
effectively mock the Constitution and our nation. Perhaps they should go back
and read, with thoughtfulness, the Gettysburg Address, and contemplate the
sacrifice of Lincoln. Otherwise, they are no better than some third world
legislative body that is driven by personal interests, not the lofty ideals on
which this nation was built.
Our legislators get thrills about the trillions of $$ they could suck out of our
public lands. This is all bogus. I guess they're thinking of oil shale,
which is uneconomical to process and a pipe dream. I doubt very much that Utah
could do any better than the feds at managing our public lands, so why should we
take on the whole fiscal burden? As it is, the 49 other states help us pay for
If such a legislated land grab is even Constitutional, what legal guarantees
would the public have that the state of Utah can and will assume stewardship of
affected lands? What needs to be a matter of public record is full disclosure of
the identity of all campaign contributors who might suddenly become private
I saw a lot "losers" to fillout the space. Yes, every effort is worth it
to give back the land to state to take care of! Private industry is the core to
development on the Unted Sates, don't be whinning.