"What people don't understand is that the federal government really controls our economy," she said. "Having the people who are going to make those decisions about federal lands actually living here and seeing the effects on our economy, that's really important to us."
"It has been amazing," said Mesa County Commissioner Rose Pugliese, who leads the anti-NPV referendum drive. "The amount of people who have come out, who want to circulate petitions, signing petitions, wanting to donate to our cause, has been just overwhelming. They're pretty fired up. They want to be engaged on this issue."
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