wow!! It would be a grand canyon size mistake to let Arizona take control of this geological wonder. Their prop 120 wants to amend the state’s constitution to declare Arizona’s sovereign ownership of every aspect of the grand canyon and folks, it won’t be to preserve it.
““We do not have the ability in rural Arizona to provide jobs for our citizens due to the fact that the federal government controls all the land,” Allen told Reuters. “It leaves us at a great disadvantage. We’re not able to bring in industry and provide for the jobs that we need,” she added.”
Once again in the name of jobs the goal is to exploit every last resource.
“The ballot measure is just the latest move in a decades-old federal-state skirmish over control of a wide range of natural resources in Western states, often pitting mining, drilling and logging companies against those seeking to protect the environment. “
And that’s what they want to do; mine, drill, and log as well as anything else they can extract for $$$.
“They can’t even fund and ensure that their (state) parks are protected, so how they would take on an additional 25 to 30 million acres of land is a big question mark,” Sandy Bahr, director of the Sierra Club Grand Canyon Chapter, told Reuters.
Sandy, that’s because they’re not interested in protecting them!!