Thanks, Paul Rolly, for the reporting on the statement by Rep. Mike Noel, R-Kanab, to a pro-environment witness: "I just want to know why she hates my grandkids and kids down there so they can't get any jobs down there" ("Noel bullies a witness," Tribune, March 11).
Last April, Noel introduced me in Richfield by saying my environmental activism makes it difficult for his 18 grandchildren to find jobs. He's concerned with jobs in southern Utah. So am I.
Utah needs stable, rewarding, sustainable jobs for today's 21st-century economy. Noel's "jobs" are based on 18th-century assumptions of infinite air, water and land. We now know the world is finite. Responsible grandparents should protect the land and environment for our progeny.