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Salt Lake Tribune’s editorial wonders why Utah congressionals so negative except for drilling and mining-

Opinion of the Salt Lake Tribune. Recreation Wealth. July 4, 2011.  DOI report says Utah benefits economically more from recreation on Department of Interior lands than any other state.

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The western states never owned the U.S. public lands (federal lands) inside their boundaries-

One of the the oldest myths perpetrated in rural areas of the public land states is that the national forests, parks, and BLM lands somehow at some time belonged to the state, and these lands were somehow wrested into federal ownership.

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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."

~ Edward Abbey