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7/16/2018 6:05 AM

MR. X wrote:

Utah is taking steps to transfer federal funded land over to the state , no state is in the financial position to support ...more

What this is really about is the Feds rolling into Utah and declaring big chunks of land to be “National Monuments.” The area is then closed to all public use, ie, camping, hiking, hunting and off road vehicles. But it’s still open to being raped by gas, oil, coal and other mining operations. People in Utah want to be able to use their own public lands. And as far as maintaining the land goes, the main cost incurred is the personnel needed to keep people off of it if it’s closed.

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7/16/2018 6:53 AM

7I3N wrote:

What this is really about is the Feds rolling into Utah and declaring big chunks of land to be “National Monuments.” The area ...more

While your point is valid, the argument that this morphed into in this thread, for or against the government owning large swaths of land is the real focus. It's much easier to change how government owned land is used thru policy than it is for the government to sell it then try to acquire land back for public use.

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7/16/2018 7:16 AM

https://www.sltrib.com/opinion/commentary/2018/07/14/commentary-lees-public/

Someone made a comment about letting people from Utah worry about this , outdoorsman need to stick together just like gun owners need to stick together ,regardless of state boundaries.

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7/16/2018 3:25 PM

7I3N wrote:

What this is really about is the Feds rolling into Utah and declaring big chunks of land to be “National Monuments.” The area ...more

And if you're lucky the president will pardon you for breaking the law.

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