Good News? Feds reviewing BLM evidence from ATV protest ride

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.






  1. Virginia Avatar

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

  2. Nate Hobbs Avatar

    “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. mike post Avatar
    mike post

    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. jimbob Avatar

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

  5. JB Avatar

    “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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