Originally Posted by doc_ricketts
What you guys might not realize is that the response by the greenie group might be a response to the Utah governors attempt to take over all federal lands in Utah. And for that reason I still thank that this issue is best moderated by Jon Huntsman, Jr. I strongly reject any changes to the status of these lands, either by the state or federal government. Here is an article (link at bottom) that describes the new Utah governor's takeover attempt:
Maybe I'm not understanding what your point is here, but are you suggesting that this proposal for a Greater Canyon Lands Monument is only in response to the State of Utah's current position on federal lands???
If this is what your saying, so what? The issue still remains that there is a president in office that could just as easly side with the drafters of the letter and designate the entire area, or any portion of it, as a national monument which would be an unthinkable outcome for us.
The "greenies" can sue and exploit the courts for their own agenda all the time (ie Capital Jacks Trail) yet when a state attempts to gain some control back of the land and uses the courts in a similar manner they are in the wrong and this is the outcome
If this is not what you are saying Im sorry upfront, but that is what I got out of it.
I also dont have any faith that Huntsman will "negoiate" on our behalf. This is a critial issue to the future of riding in the Western States and we need to treat it as such. I am all for seeing what Huntsman's stance is on the issue and any political backing will help, but we all still need to do our part so our voices are heard.