Despite a potential setback on wolves, there is good news for those who don’t want to see totally unregulated use of vehicles in the Grand Staircase/Escalante National Monument.

Judge Rejects Utah Counties’ Road Claims in National Monument. ENS

Editorial. Salt Lake Tribune. One road at a time: Ruling should help protect public lands from ATVs. Tribune Editorial

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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 past President of the Western Watersheds Project and the creator of The Wildlife News.

2 Responses to Good News! Judge Rejects Utah Counties' Road Claims in National Monument

  1. Mike Wolf says:

    Well hurray for some good news, finally!

    Hopefully this sets a precident.

    Did you see the news about the impeachment poll? Most Americans favor it.

    I guess that gives you a really good indication that our representatives don’t really represent us; since Congress isn’t impeaching.

  2. skyrim says:

    This American favors it. Air America Radio was talking about rallies throughout the country this weekend demanding it. I hope it gets some media attention. I don’t know (exactly) how folks living under other historical dictators felt, but I’m sure beginning too…..



‎"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."

~ Edward Abbey

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