Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

January 17, 2017
Ultimate hypocrisy?

American Indians have long pushed for a Bears Ears National Monument designation. But when Representatives Rob Bishop and Jason Chaffetz proceeded with the public land initiative to accomplish the designation, the Indians found themselves left in the lurch in favor of well-heeled proponents with different objectives in mind. The pitch to the Obama administration to make a designation more to their liking was pretty much a natural course of action. When the proponents of the initiative failed to get their act together, the president acted to create them monument. Now our congressional delegation has united to declare a fight to the death to undo this travesty on the rights of people everywhere. These representatives are also at the forefront of the highly questionable “take back our public lands movement.” Is this the ultimate hypocrisy or what?

Philip Beck

Stansbury Park

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