Public lands belong to all of us. Moreover, those lands belong to future generations and we are obligated to preserve those lands for the future.
Steve Pierce feigns outrage at an imperial president’s “land grab.” Millionaire Pierce is an oil man, as are most of his cronies. They got, get, and stay rich exploiting resources often obtained from public land and selling those resources to the customers they pretend to care deeply about, such as ATV owners. Extraction of oil often destroys the location, as does driving irresponsibly. (I would love to own a silent electric ATV. The infernal combustion engine destroys the peace, just as off-road joy-riding destroys the land we ALL own.)
Securing public land preserves our lands from exploitation and destruction by a few for their own profit or pleasure.
By U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce / Republican, New Mexico
PUBLISHED: Sunday, May 25, 2014 at 12:05 am
I believe that you are the best stewards of the local environment and are far more knowledgeable of the impact our way of life has on the landscape than any agency official, cabinet secretary or president. …
New Mexicans understand what it means to protect the environment. You understand that economic opportunity and a clean place to live are not mutually exclusive.
Pearce kisses your ass as he picks your pocket and hands your land over to his friends. He also uses FEAR, the only tool Conservatives have left.