Obama administration restores wildern...

Obama administration restores wilderness rules undone under Bush

There are 77 comments on the KSWB-TV San Diego story from Dec 23, 2010, titled Obama administration restores wilderness rules undone under Bush. In it, KSWB-TV San Diego reports that:

The Obama administration plans to reverse a Bush-era policy and make millions of undeveloped acres of land once again eligible for federal wilderness protection, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said Thursday.

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Seeking truth

Dearborn, MI

#1 Dec 23, 2010
It's about time! President Obama's approval rating is steady. He's finally doing SOME of what he promised. Meanwhile Congress' approval rating is at an ALL-TIME low.
Frank Lee Plain

Sugar Land, TX

#3 Dec 23, 2010
Republicans past and present:

"There can be no greater issue than that of conservation in this country,"
-Theodore Roosevelt, 1912.

"This is little more than an early Christmas present to the far left extremists who oppose the multiple use of our nation's public lands,"
-Utah Rep. Rob Bishop 2010.
Alice harris

United States

#4 Dec 23, 2010
Good. I definately approve.
Maggie

Saint George, UT

#5 Dec 23, 2010
Excuse me! The federal government owns 650 million acres and cannot afford to care for it correctly. They own almost 58 0/0 of Utah. Almost 85 0/0 of Nevada. Look at the map of federal lands for Petes sake.They can do anything they want with the land or nothing at all,and they usually do not do it well.
They can open it to the public or close it to the public.
Of course conservation is important,and that is why states and the feds should have conservation laws. SOME lands should be protected and preserved and I am a lover and traveler of our National Parks and State Parks,they are in part why I live where I do.
Are you folks aware that your tax dollars pay for all of this for those of us in the west. I guess I should say thank you and move on.I might trust you folks but I do not trust the government...think water and mineral rights. They are not doing this to protect the land..they want the power. Look what has happened to parts of Ca where they turned off the water because of a tiny,add nothing to the environment fish. Read,educate yourselves before you celebrate giving up more rights.
Jones

“It's about the American People”

Since: Jun 07

Flushing, NY

#6 Dec 23, 2010
Clearly, the mysterious African communist dictator Obama that most Americans do not trust any more desires to take more and more control of our lands, forests, valleys and mountains and the rich minerals that are buried there. Obviously, Obama desires that no American will be able to take advantage of American hidden nature resources and nature treasures in the wilderness that will left untouched for nobody to ever use it for the benefit of the American people.
Nice try Obama and fake liberal hordes for banning oil drilling in US waters and lands and now preventing the American people to take advantage of US hidden resources in wilderness that nobody will ever get to only to make America more dependent on the oil of the Jihadist regimes of Iran and Saudi Arabia and minerals of China that will stop development of America and drive America to bankruptcy.
Thank you Imam Obama for your relentless efforts to destroy America before you will be thrown away from power in America that you took by hiding your true America hater ID.

Wartime

“Operation GTFO Advocate”

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#7 Dec 23, 2010
Crap.

So now the democRATS get to dictate the celery requirements of kenyan cannibal pots?

Well, at least they won't require any paperwork.
HeadCheese

Decatur, GA

#8 Dec 23, 2010
Maggie wrote:
Excuse me! The federal government owns 650 million acres and cannot afford to care for it correctly.
Prove it..everything you say is based on this comment. Show us some fact.
Maggie wrote:
They own almost 58 0/0 of Utah. Almost 85 0/0 of Nevada. Look at the map of federal lands for Petes sake.They can do anything they want with the land or nothing at all,and they usually do not do it well.
Its used for Military purposes...most of that airspace above Nevada, Utah, Arizona is used by our military flying personal. They have to train somewhere.

And its not over major cities. I don't think you want that.
WOODCHUCK

North Port, FL

#9 Dec 23, 2010
Maggie wrote:
Excuse me! The federal government owns 650 million acres and cannot afford to care for it correctly. They own almost 58 0/0 of Utah. Almost 85 0/0 of Nevada. Look at the map of federal lands for Petes sake.They can do anything they want with the land or nothing at all,and they usually do not do it well.
They can open it to the public or close it to the public.
Of course conservation is important,and that is why states and the feds should have conservation laws. SOME lands should be protected and preserved and I am a lover and traveler of our National Parks and State Parks,they are in part why I live where I do.
Are you folks aware that your tax dollars pay for all of this for those of us in the west. I guess I should say thank you and move on.I might trust you folks but I do not trust the government...think water and mineral rights. They are not doing this to protect the land..they want the power. Look what has happened to parts of Ca where they turned off the water because of a tiny,add nothing to the environment fish. Read,educate yourselves before you celebrate giving up more rights.
Yes Maggi your correct..and the more you get the real facts ,the worse it gets.....these are not T.R. types,but rather GREEN LOONS who think people are the problem,when in realty its BIG SOCIALIST CONTROLLING GOVERNMENT.The USA would not what it is today were these WACKADOES around then to inhibit growth!!..thanx..Cheers!!

Since: Dec 07

Mabank, TX

#10 Dec 23, 2010
Frank Lee Plain wrote:
Republicans past and present:
"There can be no greater issue than that of conservation in this country,"
-Theodore Roosevelt, 1912.
"This is little more than an early Christmas present to the far left extremists who oppose the multiple use of our nation's public lands,"
-Utah Rep. Rob Bishop 2010.
As ususal, you left something out!

http://repamerica.org/
HeadCheese

Decatur, GA

#11 Dec 23, 2010
Jones wrote:
Clearly, the mysterious African communist dictator Obama that most Americans do not trust ...
LOL...he must have won with minority of the vote.

Do racists like you actually try to scare themselves? "mysterious Affrican communist" You forgot anti-christ....LOL

Did Palin's use of a Kenya Witch Doctor scare you...or is he, like the minorities on your favorite college football team not "mysterious Africans?

You guys are so transparent. Grow a pair, and stop scaring yourself little lady. The "mysterious African" won't eat you.
HeadCheese

Decatur, GA

#13 Dec 23, 2010
Wartime wrote:
Crap.
So now the democRATS get to dictate the celery requirements of kenyan cannibal pots?
Well, at least they won't require any paperwork.
Kinda like the no-bid contract to Cheney's company to profit from Muslim liberation.

I'm sure you were all for that though...you guys are sheep.

Since: Dec 07

Mabank, TX

#14 Dec 23, 2010
HeadCheese wrote:
<quoted text>
Kinda like the no-bid contract to Cheney's company to profit from Muslim liberation.
I'm sure you were all for that though...you guys are sheep.
Would you mind showing us that profit?? No one else seems to be able to find it. What a loon.
Lance Winslow

United States

#15 Dec 23, 2010
No clear cutting or strip mining what's left of American wilderness? Pity.

Since: Dec 07

Mabank, TX

#16 Dec 23, 2010
Lance Winslow wrote:
No clear cutting or strip mining what's left of American wilderness? Pity.
It wasn't the republicans, screwball!

Nick Rahall, Democrat West Virgina, persuaded Udall to allow mountaintop mining as a result of another small wording change. Coal companies were allowed to leave mountains flattened, if the land was to be used for economic development. This was supposed to be a small exception to the rule of returning hills to their original contours; however, the over 474 mountains destroyed by mountain top removal mining dwarf the number of actual economic development.
Deo Vindice

Sacramento, CA

#17 Dec 23, 2010
Is Hussein Obama now going to transplant his homeboys from Kenya to these wilderness areas?
(With American tax payers' money).

OR

Is he going to continue funding jihad training camps in these areas?
(With American taxpayers' money).

Hussein Obama is The Enemy Within.
He is the devil impersonating a human.

M E R R Y C H R I S T M A S
HeadCheese

Decatur, GA

#18 Dec 23, 2010
Bluebonnets-Thistle wrote:
<quoted text>
Would you mind showing us that profit?? No one else seems to be able to find it. What a loon.
Oh, Halliburton didn't make a profit. In 2003 only their stock price tripled after "winning" the no-bid contract from VP Cheney, who once ran the company.

In 2003 halliburton reported $13.6 Billion in Iraq Revenue.

You know, you folks can find this stuff for yourselves, instead of just pulling your head out of the sand long enough to deny deny deny.

Clueless..absolutely clueless...and its intentional on the part of the neocon Bush/Palin sheep.
HeadCheese

Decatur, GA

#19 Dec 23, 2010
Deo Vindice wrote:
Is Hussein Obama now going to transplant his homeboys from Kenya to these wilderness areas?
The only Kenyans we've seen in wilderness areas was Palin's witchdoctor chasing her evil spirits away in Alaksa.

Just what we need in the White House. Someone inviting African Witch Doctors in to clean their soul.

Ok...not back to your imagination, while we ignore facts.
HeadCheese

Decatur, GA

#20 Dec 23, 2010
Bluebonnets-Thistle wrote:
<quoted text>
It wasn't the republicans, screwball!
Nick Rahall, Democrat West Virgina, persuaded Udall to allow mountaintop mining as a result of another small wording change. Coal companies were allowed to leave mountains flattened, if the land was to be used for economic development. This was supposed to be a small exception to the rule of returning hills to their original contours; however, the over 474 mountains destroyed by mountain top removal mining dwarf the number of actual economic development.
Ummm, you need to go back further than that to discuss why we have strip minning. And it's not tied to a particular party.

One could also point out West Virginia DEMOCRATIC Congressman Ken Hechler who has proposed federal legislation to outlaw strip mining entirely. Though his bill carries the names of 35 co-sponsors from 16 states, no one expects Congress to pass it.

You people should stop being sheep and seeing everything as repub vs dem instead of business lobbyist persuading politicians to take the businesses stance on issues.

When activitist are out chaining themselves to machinery to prevent the strip minning, don't we call them tree-hugging liberals?
justhefacts

Brooklyn, NY

#21 Dec 23, 2010
Its amazing, Dem's/Obama worry about protecting land and wolves.

Meanwhile our city buildings are falling pray to the Ghettos.

Cities habitat are becoming unfit for civilized man!!!!! We are loosing historical buildings and S of thousands of homes...

Wheres the protection from that???!!!

“no one told me”

Since: Dec 07

Denver

#22 Dec 23, 2010
Frank Lee Plain wrote:
Republicans past and present:
"There can be no greater issue than that of conservation in this country,"
-Theodore Roosevelt, 1912.
"This is little more than an early Christmas present to the far left extremists who oppose the multiple use of our nation's public lands,"
-Utah Rep. Rob Bishop 2010.
you and obama are both ignorant dumbass's when it comes to the west, you should both stfu and mind your own business and let us mind ours.

But, in fairness, let's take an equal amount of land out of use in Texas and Illinois for every acre Obama does here.

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