Source: Salt Lake Tribune As Utah state Rep. Mike Noel actively courts support for his bid to become the next director of the Bureau of Land Management, conservation and outdoor business interests are questioning the Kanab lawmaker’s ability to effectively run an agency he has relentlessly condemned since quitting it 20 years ago. “The BLM
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Press Release – UTAH BUSINESS, COMMUNITY AND ADVOCACY LEADERS OPPOSE REP. MIKE NOEL FOR BLM DIRECTOR
Salt Lake City, UT – Good government group, Alliance for a Better Utah, announced today that prominent business, community and advocacy leaders from around Utah joined together to send a letter to the Trump Administration’s transition team opposing the potential appointment of Rep. Mike Noel, R-Kanab, as director of the Bureau of Land Management. Rep.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune If one were to glance at his resume, Utah state Rep. Mike Noel may seem a good fit for the position of the director of the Bureau of Land Management. He worked for the BLM in the past; he lives in rural southern Utah; he speaks for causes he cares about.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune New polling indicates Utah voters are divided starkly over whether a Bears Ears National Monument should be designated for the archaeologically rich landscape in San Juan County. A 39 percent plurality opposes a monument, which President Barack Obama has been asked to designate under the Antiquities Act, while 33 percent
Better UTAH to the Constitutional Defense Council: Public financing of Lyman defense will be subject to challenge
Representative Mike Noel’s absurd plan to make Commissioner Phil Lyman’s appellate cost a public expenditure will be considered by the Constitutional Defense Council this morning at 9am in Room 210 of the Senate Office Building.
The Alliance for a Better UTAH woke up this morning to the news that Representative Mike Noel has pushed forward with the absurd notion that the citizens of Utah should pick up the defense costs for his friend, Commissioner Phil Lyman.
Over 50 million dollars were spent fighting wildfires in Utah just last year while thousands were forced to evacuate their homes. And the number of wildfires is expected to increase. It is fitting, then, that the first bill in two years that dares to openly discuss climate change would focus on wildfire suppression efforts. HB
On Wednesday, the House Government Operations Committee heard testimony on Representative Patrice Arent’s HB 258, that would eliminate the straight party voting option from future ballots. There are several reasons why we supported the bill and why I spoke in favor of it, including the belief that an electorate should be well informed, that there
Better UTAH is remembered in the City Weekly News Blog for filing a request for a Hatch Act investigation of Mike Noel “over alleged conflicts of interest between his positions in Kane County and the Utah Legislature” Full blog post available here.
Ultimately, the Kane County Water Conservancy District envisions up to 700 connections in the area of Strawberry Ridge, including Zion View, the mostly primitive Skyhaven Mountain Retreat subdivision and 200 acres of undeveloped school-trust lands in the county. But if the Alliance for a Better Utah has anything to say about it, Noel won’t be