I attended the Utah House Natural Resources Committee hearing where Gov. Gary Herbert launched into his anti-federal government rant ("Herbert warns wild lands policy could cost Utah billions," Tribune, March 2).
The Republicans who lead the committee stacked the deck with their friends.
In their eagerness to attack Interior Secretary Ken Salazar's instructions to the Bureau of Land Management to give equal weight to all values on public lands including wilderness and conservation Herbert's (and Rep. Rob Bishop's) over-the-top rhetoric did little to help us understand what this policy actually does.