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11-30-2011, 08:48 AM #276
Whereas, when a bill has corporate backing, it gets a hearing in a week after its proposed. somehow i doubt the Talisker Act will just sit around in committee.
look for this fine piece of "legislation" to get slipped in the paperwork of a more important, unrelated act soon!
11-30-2011, 08:58 AM #277
Look for my new 'Orrin Hatch sucks' stickers at a ski kill near you. Wrote my letters Monday night. They were a little brash, so I don't know if I'll hear back.
Last edited by sfotex; 11-30-2011 at 09:40 AM.Life is a lot like climbing: there isn't anything much more comforting than a good #2.
11-30-2011, 09:02 AM #278
the best for me is after sending all the don't circumnavigate our rights to esi's and public input I called all the senators offices both here and wash.
Senator WHORIN HATCHES minions felt the need to try and defend senator give me $$$ for reelctions utah public lands positions.
If I wanted to argue with peons I'd go to walmart now STFU and take down my message for the dumbfuck the majority of the clueless utards keep electing.
that got whorin snatch another batch of WTF emails.
Fukin a at least the one dude I bother votin for Mathison aint playin the give the rich what they want game
11-30-2011, 09:36 AM #279
Last edited by sfotex; 11-30-2011 at 09:49 AM.Life is a lot like climbing: there isn't anything much more comforting than a good #2.
11-30-2011, 11:03 AM #280
yeah I'll have those nobody cares that you can't snowboard at alta stickers soon
Wanna join my cult of the brotherhood of current day snow sliders of soul?
send me 10 %
join our facebook page coming as soon as I figure out how to make the stoke contest poll
11-30-2011, 12:33 PM #281
selling public lands to Canadian property management is sick and wrong.
E-mails sent, phone calls made. I still think Hatch and Lee want to give away the Wasatch. I'am sure the bribes they take are most excellent.it is good to be the geezer!
11-30-2011, 12:35 PM #282
I realized this is just going to help Solitude push for Silver Fork, as the parking concerns would be taken care of with SkiLinkLife is a lot like climbing: there isn't anything much more comforting than a good #2.
11-30-2011, 01:11 PM #283
Just the begining
Sfotex: This is just the start look for the bird to want whitepine ( they have for 40 years). Look for YOUR public lands to be sold to the highest bidder. Our Republicans in this state are scum.it is good to be the geezer!
11-30-2011, 01:45 PM #284
Emails and Calls made.
11-30-2011, 02:30 PM #285
maybe we can all pool our money together and try to get enough to contribute to one of Utah's congressman so they sponsor some legislation and then we can buy back the land that the ski areas sit on.......
I wonder if tanner hall's ghost will haunt the grizzly gulch lift when they tear down chad's gap???
11-30-2011, 08:22 PM #286
11-30-2011, 09:26 PM #287
i wonder if someone could get ted on the phone and ask him how much he made becoming spokesperson for taliskier, im in the market for selling my soul and need to get some quotes.
11-30-2011, 10:07 PM #288
11-30-2011, 10:18 PM #289Registered Lurker
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Any thing to do as an out of stater who doesnt think this is a good idea at all and lives in state for school/skiing part time?
11-30-2011, 10:26 PM #290
Another link that might be helpful:
https://naturalresourcesforms.house....t/default.aspxLife is a lot like climbing: there isn't anything much more comforting than a good #2.
12-01-2011, 02:12 AM #291
I just fudged my zip code and entered ones that were in the districts of the congressmen listed above and it let me send them an email.
I DO think there is a solution to this matter that we could all agree on, a way to get tourons over the crest with minimal environmental impact....
...I ski, not because I regard skiing as being so terribly important but because I suspect that so many of the other concerns of men are equally unimportant - and not nearly so much fun.
12-01-2011, 08:18 AM #292
12-01-2011, 08:45 AM #293
12-01-2011, 09:14 AM #294Registered
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S. 1883: Wasatch Range Recreation Access Enhancement Act
Also if you have not read it, Straightchuter's piece in the Utah Adventure Journal with Mike Goar's counterpoint:
I wonder how Goar can write some of that stuff and actually believe it himself? Is he delusional or laughing with an evil grin all the way to the bank?
12-01-2011, 09:29 AM #295
^^^^ a little of both
pretty funny the straightchuter= skiing on all continents anything a competant skier with spancorship or a credit line can do
MikeG 37 years in the ski resort industry with hands on, watch this style, cannot be bought or duplicated by very few if any.
So if I seek knowledge about the resort industry who would you rather talk to???
pie in the sky pipe dream nonwithstanding
12-01-2011, 09:42 AM #296
12-01-2011, 09:55 AM #297
Hell Yes!it is good to be the geezer!
12-01-2011, 10:20 AM #298Registered User
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calls made, emails sent. always wonder if my message will really be passed on.
12-01-2011, 12:35 PM #299
I spoke with aides for the congressmen. Most just want a quick soundbyte to tally whether you're for or against the Wasatch Range Recreation Access Enhancement Act. Just dial up, say you want to leave a comment, and give your oppinion.
I found that their ears perked up when I mentioned that my small business is reliant on the ski and resort industries yet I'm opposed to this piece of legislation. If you or your family's income depends on the ski industry, resort industry, tourism, or are located in the vicinity of the Snyderville Basin or Big Cottonwood, mention that.
The reasons I gave for disliking the bill include:
1) That the land sale to Talisker is being pushed through in a congressional bill instead of dealing with it at a local level. That makes it difficult for the local population to give input. It feels sneaky and makes me think Congressman Bishop/Chaffetz/Hatch/Lee engages in sneaky politics. ("There is a public comment session! Come to the hearing tomorrow in D.C." was the response that I got from Chaffetz aide, which kinda proved my point)
2) Public land is being sold to a private entity without a reasonable benefit to the public.
3) The lift is in a poor location. Talisker, PCMR and Deer Valley all share property lines. These resorts could interconnect themselves, on land they already own, should they choose to. As far as connecting to BCC, a surface lift from Jupiter Pk at PCMR, or Lady Morgan at DV would be lower impact visually, recreationally, and environmentally yet still have the added benefits to jobs and transportation this bill claims to support. In addition, Canyons/Talisker has consistently shown themselves to be poor stewards of the facilities that they currently struggle to maintain. They do not have a good track record of running a profitable business and I'm skeptical they'll suddenly be better at it as their infastructure balloons.
Give those politicos in Washington a call. Do it right now.
Just so you lazy fucks dont have an excuse not to call, here it is again:
Reps Bishop and Chaffetz: Pushing the “Ski Link Act", House Hearing Scheduled this Friday (December 2nd)!
The Canyons “transportation solution” was formally announced before the Thanksgiving holiday, and as Talisker announced the SkiLink proposal, Republican Members of the Utah Delegation simultaneously filed the Wasatch Range Recreation Access Enhancement Act in both the House (HR 3452) and Senate (S 1883). It’s disappointing to realize the SkiLink is moving forward without any consideration of public sentiment or how it may truly impact the Wasatch.
Canyons Resort currently rests on 4,000 acres of privately held land owned by a Canadian based development company called Talisker. The scale of this resort makes it the 5th largest resort in the United States, and they are now pushing to expand their terrain with the SkiLink, which would connect Canyons via gondola to Solitude Mountain Resort in Big Cottonwood Canyon. A proposed action of this scope could very well tip the balance between the natural environment and a developed landscape in the Wasatch.
What came as a surprise is how the proposed action has now come to include the sale of 30 acres of YOUR public lands to Talisker via federal bill sponsored by Congressmen Rob Bishop and Jason Chaffetz, and Senator’s Orrin Hatch and Mike Lee. This would ensure the entire SkiLink proposal would be on private land, a sneaky way to circumvent the public process and take regulatory authority out of the hands of the Forest Service; as the 2003 Forest Service Plan explicitly prohibits ski area expansion. Bishop’s bill is aiming to bypass the public process, at a time when it is clear the public (94%) overwhelmingly supports limiting resort boundaries to existing Forest Service permit boundaries in the Wasatch, as expressed in the Wasatch Canyons Tomorrow public process.
Impacts from SkiLink will span the spectrum; from blatantly disregarding concerns for the environment, surrounding Wilderness boundaries, potential impacts to the watershed, diminishing dispersed recreational opportunities, and quality of life. Once SkiLink goes live it would set a nasty precedent, as we can only imagine what other development schemes, not to mention how many other ski resorts are waiting idly by to see their development plans rammed through by Congressional order. Land managers and the public be damned.
This is not just another interconnect proposal, the SkiLink idea is moving forward swiftly and it is a serious threat to the integrity of the Wasatch. There is a subcommittee House hearing scheduled for this Friday, December 2, 2011. Let the Utah Delegation know where you stand on this issue and put a stop to the sale of your public lands. Please contact your representatives, NOW!
CALL YOUR REPRESENTATIVES!
Congressman Rob Bishop (call if you are not in his district as he will not accept your email)
Congressman Jason Chaffetz (call if you are not in his district as he will not accept your email)
Senator Orrin Hatch
Senator Mike Lee
Congressman Jim Matheson (Encourage him to actively fight this proposal that sells off lands in his district)
Read Rob Bishop and Orrin Hatch's proposed "Wasatch Range Recreation Access Enhancement Act" [H.R. 3452, S. 1883]:
*This is a timely matter that requires your immediate attention and action. Please contact your representatives now! We will send another email action alert this week with more information and resoures. To find more information right now about the SkiLink, please visit: http://www.skilink.com/
12-01-2011, 01:00 PM #300
I'm lobbying to get the goat out in public opposition of this but we'll see what they do.
BTW, does anyone know who this douchnozzle David Dubois on the Canyons facebook page is? Driving me nuts.