Not all public lands are created equal

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Sen. Mike Lee, right, and Sen. Lisa Murkowski were part of a congressional delegation that visited Moab in October. Photo by Carter Pape

Editor,

In response to Sen. Mike Lee and the associated headline article in last week’s The Times-Independent edition, “Politicos want Utah to remain a public lands state,” comparing public lands in the hands of the federal government versus the State of Utah, is like comparing drinking pristine water out of Mill Creek and the Glen Canyon Aquifer (current situation) with drinking the muck out of the Colorado River (situation if the Schools and Institution Trust Lands Administration’s Spanish Valley/San Juan County vision is realized).

– Dave Erley
Moab