Monday, July 08, 2013
In our opinion: Sally Jewell saying the right things
Look at what the Deseret News is trying to do: compromise vs fiery speeches, accommodation vs confrontation.
Have the editors looked at the last time compromise and accommodation were tried? During the original Sagebrush Rebellion many Western states were passing legislation claiming ownership of the lands and yes, giving fiery speeches. Then Reagan was elected President, Jim Watt became Secretary of Interior and "compromise" and "accommodation" took place.
Now here we are 30 years later and what good did it do us? The feds are back stomping the life out of every commodity produced from the land, ignoring comments from state and local governments and siding with anything which has the word "green" in it.
Why on earth would we want to repeat the same mistake that was made in the 80's?