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Federal judge rules no off-road vehicles on Richfield BLM lands ( Utah )
KSL Broadcasting ^ | November 5th, 2013 | Amy Joi O'Donoghue

Posted on 11/08/2013 6:00:04 PM PST by george76

SALT LAKE CITY — A coalition of conservation groups is hailing a federal judge's ruling Monday to strike down portions of the Richfield Bureau of Land Management plan they said gave deference to off-road vehicles at the expense of the environment.

"This landmark decision is a resounding rejection of the BLM’s mismanagement of Utah’s stunning public lands,” said Stephen Bloch, legal director for the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance.

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The Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance was among seven groups that filed a legal challenge to the Bush-era plans following their adoption in 2008, contending they imperiled pristine landscapes.

The Richfield plan covers 2.1 million acres that is mostly sandwiched between Capitol Reef National Park and the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. It was the first plan to get its day in court, where critics detailed that its 4,000 miles of off-road vehicle routes threatened prime landscapes such as Factory Butte, the Henry Mountains and Dirty Devil Canyon.

(Excerpt) Read more at ksl.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Utah
KEYWORDS: agenda21; alf; animalrights; ar; blm; earthjustice; elf; esa; fishing; logging; nps; peta; privateproperty; project; suwa; taxes; un21; unitednations; usfs; usfws; wildlands; wildlandsproject

1 posted on 11/08/2013 6:00:04 PM PST by george76
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To: george76

how is one supposed to GET TO those “stunning lands..without an off road vehicle?? walk fifty miles??


2 posted on 11/08/2013 6:03:26 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ( Visit http://icantenroll.com/ In Glitch We Trust....;o})
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To: MeshugeMikey

Horseback.


3 posted on 11/08/2013 6:04:21 PM PST by Publius ("Who is John Galt?" by Billthedrill & Publius is now available at Amazon.)
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To: george76

Environmentalists make good compost.


4 posted on 11/08/2013 6:06:33 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Publius

Just make sure you pick up the road apples....might disturb the pristine dirt.


5 posted on 11/08/2013 6:06:41 PM PST by Crim (Palin / West '16)
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To: george76

It aint their land to do as they see fit. The land is a trust held under management by the feds for the people. They as well as the USFS and National Park system should be fired and the lands given back to the people-the counties where they lay.


6 posted on 11/08/2013 6:07:45 PM PST by crz
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To: MeshugeMikey
how is one supposed to GET TO those “stunning lands..without an off road vehicle?? walk fifty miles??

just turn left

7 posted on 11/08/2013 6:14:48 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: george76

Overturned on appeal for sure. If the administration wants it and appeals it. It strikes me as one of those things that today’s justice depart would just drop without comment.


8 posted on 11/08/2013 6:17:49 PM PST by Usagi_yo
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To: jazusamo; Flycatcher; Cindy; Utah Binger; girlangler; neverdem; SierraWasp; familyop; Inyo-Mono; ...

Yet another example of anti-OHV forces using the courts to try to stop motorized recreation,” said Wayne Allard.

“It’s interesting to note that these anti-OHV groups are also challenging five other land management plans in the courts,” Allard said. “The six plans involve about 11 million acres in Utah, which is almost the same amount of land that the groups would prefer to be designated as Wilderness - and then would be off-limits to OHVs - under legislation in Congress called America’s Red Rock Wilderness Act.

“That legislation was introduced by New Jersey U.S. Rep. Rush Holt in the House of Representatives and Illinois U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin in the Senate, and is opposed by Utah’s congressional delegation,” Allard said. “So it’s clear that anti-OHV groups take overlapping approaches in their attempts to get what they want, hoping to succeed one way or another.”

http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/669/17381/Motorcycle-Article/Judge-Wants-Utah-Travel-Management-Proposal.aspx


9 posted on 11/08/2013 6:19:55 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

FedGov banning Americans from American land.

FedGov may want to research an Englishman named Cromwell.


10 posted on 11/08/2013 6:38:08 PM PST by Gabrial (The nightmare will continue as long as the nightmare is in the Whitehouse.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

how is one supposed to GET TO those “stunning lands..without an off road vehicle?? walk fifty miles??

That’s just it “we’re not supposed to! Only the environmentally edjumacated and Gaia worshippers are allowed to use the land, Oh and large solar company that cover hundreds of acres with panels and wind farms that butcher raptors, other birds and bats. You, me and others like us are to stupid to use “our” land.


11 posted on 11/08/2013 6:38:56 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: george76

I lived in Richfield for a little while. Everybody had a little 4 wheeler thingy and the kids rode them to school and back

The environment eould endure a little traffic. I think this is about the oil around there


12 posted on 11/08/2013 6:39:33 PM PST by South Dakota (shut up and build a bakken pipe line)
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To: george76
The Richfield plan covers 2.1 million acres ...

For all the easterners out there, land area in the West is usually described in squares, i.e., square miles. 640 acres per square. A modest ranch might be around 3 squares. This set-aside is equal to about 1.3 Delawares.

FWIW, a couple comments. First, the local governments are somewhat to blame in not claiming these trails as county roads (all it takes is a history of maintenance.) Second, my county, in Colorado, is larger than the state of Connecticut. 15,000 people and it seems crowded.

13 posted on 11/08/2013 6:40:24 PM PST by kitchen (Even the walls have ears.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

I once heard an Alaska State Park Ranger say, “Just knowing it is there should be enough”, referring to the park and its lack of access and closure to motorized vehicles.


14 posted on 11/08/2013 6:49:19 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: george76
Thus spaketh another Robed Tyrant.

NULLIFICATION! NOW!

Thanks for the Ping, George.

15 posted on 11/08/2013 6:49:29 PM PST by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: Alaska Wolf
yeah ike my bank account.........just knowing its there.

I dont need ACCESS to what belongs TO ME...just the security of knowing its mine.


16 posted on 11/08/2013 6:52:17 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ( Visit http://icantenroll.com/ In Glitch We Trust....;o})
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To: Mastador1

the gaia worshpping nitwits never visit such places.

let em visit DETROIT..


17 posted on 11/08/2013 6:54:40 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ( Visit http://icantenroll.com/ In Glitch We Trust....;o})
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To: MeshugeMikey

I asked if just knowing his paycheck was “there” was enough. He didn’t smile.


18 posted on 11/08/2013 6:59:09 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: Alaska Wolf

amazing how reality so easily thwarts these geniuses grand fantasies


19 posted on 11/08/2013 7:00:33 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ( Visit http://icantenroll.com/ In Glitch We Trust....;o})
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To: george76

Elect a constitutional sheriff and use the land. When the BLM and NPS Nazis show up, confront them with your SWAT team and watch the federal fascists run away and hide.


20 posted on 11/08/2013 7:04:08 PM PST by sergeantdave
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To: Alaska Wolf
How do I know it's there if I don't go and see it?

(my apologies to Zen koan writers)

21 posted on 11/08/2013 7:10:59 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

the gaia worshpping nitwits never visit such places.

It does not matter to them that they never go there, it is only important that they keep us from going there.


22 posted on 11/08/2013 7:36:59 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: george76

All part of the strategy. Govt attorneys want to lose these cases. They want to prevent people from going there.


23 posted on 11/08/2013 7:42:39 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Alaska Wolf

Excellent response.


24 posted on 11/08/2013 7:46:04 PM PST by Gator113 ( Cruz, Palin and Lee speak for me, most everyone else is just noise.)
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To: Mastador1

it keeps “the earth” Mysterious....for them ...


25 posted on 11/08/2013 8:40:49 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ( Visit http://icantenroll.com/ In Glitch We Trust....;o})
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To: bigheadfred

“”how is one supposed to GET TO those “stunning lands..without an off road vehicle?? walk fifty miles??””

“just turn left”

I think that went over most peoples heads. But I thought it was very clever, and funny.


26 posted on 11/11/2013 11:55:23 AM PST by Revel
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To: Revel

I appreciate your perception.

LOL


27 posted on 11/11/2013 4:36:06 PM PST by bigheadfred
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