So Gary Herbert, our governor, who regularly slams fedreal government overreach and excess and so on and so forth, now blames the fed because it didn’t lean on Chevron enough to keep its pipelines from leaking oil all over the Bear River Bird Refuge, which Herbert would probably like to take away from the feds because the feds are just evil.
All in this story (click) which Gary finds the continual leaks from Chevron pipelines “unacceptable.” Really glad to see he’s bringing out the oratorical big guns on this one. “Unacceptable” is right up there with “icky” and “naughty” in the lexicon of politicians who want to express rage without offending a potential campaign donor.
I wish Gary would make up his mind. Is the fed evil, or good? Or is it only evil when it is owning land in Utah, but it’s good when it is giving Utah money?
As Wallace Stegner said, the classic attitude of westerners everywhere is “Get that gol-darned federal government off my back and hurry up with my crop subsidy check!”
So we know that Gary is a true westerner, anyway. And, apparently, an angry one, at last.