Alternative Four...
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I urge the Grand County Council to add a fourth alternative to the mapping options for Grand County – i.e. America’s Red Rock Wilderness Act. This option would truly represent the views of the majority who commented on the Bishop plan.

The three alternatives proposed not only do not address concerns expressed by the non-motorized recreation industry, they completely exclude and ignore those locals and Americans who would like to see greater protection for the air, water, and soil crust on their national lands.

The entire county is already riddled with roads every few miles, making it impossible to escape from the growing roar and destruction of OHV’s, dirt bikes, and jeeps. Heavy truck traffic has made riding to Dead Horse Point unpleasant at best, and camping with gas flares is not exactly a Walden Pond experience.

One has to only read last week’s paper to see what lies ahead if any of the alternatives proposed are passed: graffiti, vandalism, raunchy homosexual personal ads in the man camps, sky-rocketing rents, earthquakes from fracking, letters of concern from tourists and so on.

Is this the future we want for Grand County, and more importantly, is this what the rest of the U.S. wants for their lands?

What about our county council’s obligation to the rest of America?

—Darcey Brown


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