70% of our state is under federal control and they have locked the door pretty tight on what we can and can’t do on these federal lands. I am a firm believer that those who use the lands as a resource are the best stewards; whether it be the ranchers and farmers, the sportsmen, the energy producers, etc. These people appreciate the fact that they can’t just use up the resource and throw it away. They have to preserve the lands in order to use it over and over again for our benefit.
I support and will continue to support legislation that pushes the federal government to give more control to the state of Utah over what is allowed on our public lands. This can lead to more gas, oil and coal production which can help our local economy as well as supply critical energy resources.