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  •  Thanks Rich! (5+ / 0-)

    IMO, National Monument status would be the very best solution. If that is not to be I don't see the trucks stopping, capitalism seems to always win out especially here.

    At the very least they could oil the road. They do that sometimes in the Uintas, it's less costly than paving and does keep the dust down. Right now I'm all about solutions. Stop the damage and then sort out the long term solutions.

    "The scientific nature of the ordinary man is to go on out and do the best you can." John Prine

    by high uintas on Fri Mar 15, 2013 at 01:36:59 PM PDT

    •  I was hoping. . . (4+ / 0-)

      to hear from you, high uintas, and I second the motion. I just sent another good-minded community member nearly the same message, only touting such protection for the San Rafael Swell diary I'll be posting, say, next Wednesday. President Obama needs to get his mind on other important matters and reach out and put blanket protection on the last of the truly great wild and historic locales, like Nine Mile Canyon. And I like what you wrote. . ."Stop the damage and then sort out the long term solutions." Trouble is: fossil fuel energy types don't give a hoot about long term solutions. It's all capitol gains here and now and to hell with future generations. Well, that's exactly what these dunderheads are doing by doing what they're doing. They know it, we know it, but so far there is no way to stop them unless we get into a David Brower mode and put our hearts where our minds are. . .and fight the fight. Thanks, as always, for commenting and for your support.

      Treat the world (yourself, and others) as part of a living organism. Everyone and everything will benefit.

      by richholtzin on Fri Mar 15, 2013 at 02:36:57 PM PDT

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      •  Thank you back Rich (3+ / 0-)
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        and Amen on long term protections. I argue that the single best thing Clinton ever did was the Grand Staircase of the Escalante. It was a total bald faced political move, but it doesn't matter to me the why he did it, it is all about what he did. That National Monument is his true legacy.

        "The scientific nature of the ordinary man is to go on out and do the best you can." John Prine

        by high uintas on Fri Mar 15, 2013 at 04:21:04 PM PDT

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        •  I agree. . . (3+ / 0-)
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          I may not like the man politics in some of his weird ways but he did us all a great big favor by setting this wonderful wonderland of varying tiers aside and took it from the coal industry, among other piggy types that had their eyes on this turf and geared for exploitation. Now why in the hell can't Obama wake up, smell the open spaces, and put his John Hancock to a document that will save the San Rafael Swell territory from even more ruinous and planned exploitation? SUWA, I know, is really intent on such an act signed, sealed and delivered. The same status should be accorded to Nine Mile Canyon. There is no other place like it on the planet and to think what might yet be lost given the Republican's push, mostly those guys, to ruin the environment for the sake of energy in any form, when for cat's sake there are so many other alternative energy sources to tap? Geesh. You know? Thanks for the secondary comment, high uintas. I guess I sometimes feel alone and frustrated given my outspoken ways by standing up for issues I think we need all stand up for and shout to Congress to wake the hell up before it's really too damn late to preserve Nature's realm, especially her wild, great places.

          Treat the world (yourself, and others) as part of a living organism. Everyone and everything will benefit.

          by richholtzin on Fri Mar 15, 2013 at 04:31:20 PM PDT

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