Stop your Public Land Grab!
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Utah Governor

Stop your Public Land Grab!

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      SOUTHERN UTAH WILDERNESS ALLIANCE

In 2012, Utah Governor Gary Herbert launched an unprecedented attack on our public lands, suing the United States twenty-two times so as to seize control over more than 10,000 so-called "highways" crossing National Parks, wilderness and proposed wilderness. 

And he signed legislation demanding that the federal government hand over more than 30 million acres of public land owned by all American citizens to the State of Utah, including the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and millions of acres of spectacular redrock wilderness-quality lands.  The Utah Legislature has indicated that some of these lands would be sold outright to the highest bidder while others would be kept in state ownership but opened to oil and gas drilling, off-road vehicle use and extractive industries.

Tell Governor Herbert to stop his public land grab now!

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    • Brian Moe SOUTH BELOIT, IL
      • about 1 year ago

      A politician shouldn't use public office destroy our last wild lands. Should pay for them himself on not the states money. The cost of federal public land = 5 million dollars per square foot.

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    • Beth Erickson SACRAMENTO, CA
      • about 1 year ago

      Because I have traveled extensively in Utah's incredible backcountry and don't want it governed by reactionary political hacks in salt lake City.

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    • ELEANOR THOMPSON OGDEN, UT
      • about 1 year ago

      I know that Utah Gov. Herbert is LYING when he claims that money made from Oil and Gas leases on public land in Utah will be used for Utah's pathetic public school system. Speaking as a former NYC-er, I have never heard such a crock.

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    • Mark Lusch TORREY, UT
      • about 1 year ago

      Why don't these big spending conservatives quit wasting our tax dollars?

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    • Beth Fogel WASHINGTON, UT
      • about 1 year ago

      Please conserve the wild lands of Utah for future. generations .

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