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Letter: Wilderness bill sells out the vulnerable

(Al Hartmann | Tribune file photo) Towering layers of sandstone cut by water and time near the Wedge in the San Rafael Swell in Emery County.

The Emery County Wilderness Bill is the biggest fraud ever perpetrated on the people of Utah. It shows that all of Utah's congressional delegation, with the exception of Sen. Mike Lee, are a bunch of RINOs.

How can giving up 600,000 acres of our public lands to the federal government be a benefit to our people? The whole thing is illegal, as it discriminates against our most vulnerable people — the aged and disabled — as they will no longer be able access these public lands. The entirety of reporting on this issue is nothing but propaganda because this critical aspect was never reported.

The fact that this federal land grab was endorsed by the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance prima facie evidence that it is poison for people of Utah.

And shame on Gov. Gary Herbert for selling us out. He should have known better.

Rainer Huck, Salt Lake City

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