State of Utah Archives: on Environment

Dan Liljenquist: States' right to control public land

While in St. George the would-be U.S. senator for Utah talked a lot about the state's rights. He said that he supported Utah's efforts to gain control of the public land. When asked about the Lake Powell pipeline he said that as a U.S. Senator he would fight to keep the federal government out of the argument. He said that it is a local issue and that the federal government should let us figure it out and do whatever is best for us.
Source: on 2012 Utah Senate debate May 20, 2012

Gary Herbert: Balance land use between recreation and development

Governor Herbert announced that Utah has filed suit asking the court to invalidate Secretarial Order 3310 which created a "Wild Lands" designation for public lands. In Utah, our lands have supported a strong energy development industry and a vibrant outdoor recreation industry. They can continue to do so if all stakeholders are allowed to collaborate. This Order will harm Utah's economy. Corporations will not invest resources to prepare new bids in an unsteady regulatory environment.
Source: 2011 Utah gubernatorial press release #4745 Apr 29, 2011

Mike Leavitt: Spruce up, clean up and keep up our state parks

In a world where most jobs can be located anywhere, now, more than ever, preserving our quality of life is an economic imperative. The natural beauty of Utah and opportunities for recreation are a major draw. For this reason I ask you to join me in a major drive to spruce up, clean up and keep up our state parks and monuments. These are our heritage.
Source: 2001 State of the State address to the Utah legislature Jan 16, 2001

Mike Leavitt: Heritage Waters: 1% of all rivers for recreational fishing

I propose a new initiative to devote one percent of our streams and rivers to truly great fly fishing. By dedicating these waters to quality catch-and- release fisheries, and by devoting the revenue they generate to improving streams and habitat, we can create a system of Heritage Waters that will not only preserve a wonderful part of our culture and recreation, but it will be an economic boon for the areas in which these waters reside.
Source: 2001 State of the State address to the Utah legislature Jan 16, 2001

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