A felony is over the top...dumb thing to do...but it IS just a ROCK. Guaranteed
to fall on its own eventually. We are going to ruin a man's life for that?
My concern about this level of regulatory oversight is that it will result in
unnecessary regulatory costs, more frivolous lawsuits, and no discernible
benefit to Utah citizens. Funding that will have to be devoted to enforcement
of such laws would better be spent on developing educational opportunities for
visitors and users of State lands.I am doubtful that there are
enough visitors to Utah State lands to justify the effort of passing and
enforcing such rules. Most who visit these areas are already fanatic about the
freedom of the hills and the preservation of wilderness. Imposing stricter
regulation will not prevent stupid people from doing what they do, but it will
effectively penalize everyone who happens to respond to the call of nature
behind a bush in the remote wilds.
This is a terrible decision by our Utah legislators. I saw destructive grafitti
that an organized group of young men did in Little Wild Horse canyon a few years
back that went unpunished as well. What kind of message do we send when we say
people will do stupid things but stupid things can go unpunished?
The only thing that was wrong is posting it. Who's to say they didn't
save some one's life by making the bolder safe.