After reading the letter on the website Oct. 24, "Herbert will wrestle control of lands from feds," it is necessary to correct a few of the letter writer's claims. I am an Ogden native and work for the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance.
One must understand that Governor Herbert's land grab is a two-pronged assault on public lands. The first is H.B. 148, the ludicrous bill Herbert signed, demanding the United States give to the state 30 million acres of public land, including Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. The bill was deemed unlikely to stand up in court by Utah's own legal team, and is an egregious attempt to steal from all Americans the national backyard they love and a pitiable waste of time and taxpayer dollars.