Maybe the illegal ATV protest ride up the Paria River will be punished

Thanks to Elizabeth Parker for calling my attention to this new development.

Feds reviewing BLM evidence from ATV protest ride. By Patty Henetz. The Salt Lake Tribune.

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Earlier. Protesters roar through fed lands. By Mark Havnes. The Salt Lake Tribune.

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Ralph Maughan

Dr. Ralph Maughan is professor emeritus of political science at Idaho State University with specialties in natural resource politics, public opinion, interest groups, political parties, voting and elections. Aside from academic publications, he is author or co-author of three hiking/backpacking guides, and he is President of the Western Watersheds Project.

5 Responses to Good News? Feds reviewing BLM evidence from ATV protest ride

  1. avatar Virginia says:

    So, 600 miles allowed is not enough for the ATV group?

  2. avatar Nate Hobbs says:

    “We felt like that was pretty low. We thought we were living in a communist country,” she said. “We weren’t [doing] anything dangerous. People should stand up for their rights.”

    Hmm maybe they should take a trip to north korea or china and see what happens when they tespass onto lands they have been asked to stay off of.

  3. avatar mike post says:

    BLM created this problem with their spineless voluntary compliance rule. Yes, these defiant folks should get cited/fined but someone at BLM needs a “deficient” performance review as well.

  4. avatar jimbob says:

    I agree with Mike–the whole thing sounds muddled. I bet they get off and the feds back off on the rule.

  5. avatar JB says:

    “People should stand up for their rights.”

    My Constitutional law is a bit rusty, but I’m pretty sure that the Bill of Rights does not specify the right to ride an ATV wherever the hell one wants.

    The sense of entitlement in this country is unbelievable!

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‎"At some point we must draw a line across the ground of our home and our being, drive a spear into the land and say to the bulldozers, earthmovers, government and corporations, “thus far and no further.” If we do not, we shall later feel, instead of pride, the regret of Thoreau, that good but overly-bookish man, who wrote, near the end of his life, “If I repent of anything it is likely to be my good behaviour."

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