Meridiandave wrote:Based on feedback from hunters and fisherman Chaffettz is pulling his bill today. Way to go guys.
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JASmith wrote:Meridiandave wrote:Based on feedback from hunters and fisherman Chaffettz is pulling his bill today. Way to go guys.
bhennessy wrote:This is good news, but we need to keep engaged for sure because the real money and greed behind this ill conceived movement isn't going away any time soon.
On another positive note, Colorado College recently published is annual report on "Conservation in the West Poll". Of the seven states the poll focuses on, only Utah's residents supported the transfer of public land to the states, and only by 4% points, which is inside the poll's margin of error. Every other state had majorities (most were quite large) that were opposed to strongly/totally oppose the transfer of public land to the states.
Additionally, almost 80% of respondents across the west were against the removal of National Monument Designations from federal land so designated in the last 10 years (an idea the GOP has been floating). Perhaps most interesting is that a majority of Utah respondents supported and wanted to keep the designations on Bear's Ears and Grand Escalante, something that Utah's politicians are working overtime to do.
So the results of the poll are encouraging, but at the end of the day I don't think public opinion will play as forcefully as developers' money and greed and misguided tea party rage. Hopefully I'm wrong.
don't give a rats azz about ranchers and their ability to freeload the feeding of their cattle.
Bigearl wrote:Actually they are taking those lands away from hard working Americans. Public lands in the west have been grazed by generations of ranchers. Once they become part of the monuments then the grazing rights go away....
Monuments taking away ranchers grazing lands. I'm out! I'll stand and voice my opinion and vote against that every time.
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