Utah Governor Gary Herbert recently signed a law that demands the federal government hand over more than 30 million acres of public lands now owned and managed by the federal government to the state of Utah.
Governor Herbert’s attempt to seize these public lands would be a disaster for Utah — and for all Americans who love our red rock heritage.
That’s why SUWA has just launched a new media campaign asking Utahns to tell Governor Herbert that his federal land grab is a bad idea.
Our ads are running in Utah’s major print outlets — the Salt Lake Tribune, Deseret News, and City Weekly — as well as online, on the radio, and on billboards along the Wasatch Front.
Listen to our radio ad below:
Governor Herbert’s land grab would cost Utah taxpayers money — the federal government currently spends more than $300 million in Utah every year to manage and protect our public lands.
The Governor’s solution to the cost of properly managing public lands? He hopes to sell off or lease places like the San Rafael Swell, Cedar Mesa and the Escalante to oil and gas companies and private speculators.
The Governor’s radical land grab must be stopped. And we need your help to stop it:
Herbert’s land grab is an idea so radical and outside the mainstream, even conservative Arizona Governor Jan Brewer recently vetoed a similar bill in her state.
But here in Utah, the only way we’ll get Herbert to drop his bad idea is if we send him the message that Utahns don’t support it. So please, help us get the word out to all of Utah about the damaging effects of Herbert’s plan on Utah’s lands and economy by supporting our media campaign today.
Thank you for everything you do.