All Hands on Deck: Citizens’ Hearing on Rep. Bishop’s Public Lands Initiative, March 2nd!

Feb 16th, 2016 Written by Scott Groene
PLI Social Media Meme

It’s all hands on deck!  If citizens don’t speak up, Utah wild lands could be lost forever.

Utah Rep. Rob Bishop has unveiled his “Public Lands Initiative” and it is an utter disaster for Utah’s wild lands. The bill rolls back wilderness protection, creates vast fossil fuel development zones, sanctions a sprawling spiderweb of disputed roads, and gives away public lands for development.

And no wonder – the public has been left out of the Public Lands Initiative. Despite requests, Rep. Bishop never held hearings along the Wasatch Front where most Utahns live. He only sought input from rural areas representing 5 percent of the state’s population (and 1/20th of 1 percent of the nation’s population).

You deserve a voice! That’s why the Utah Wilderness Coalition is holding a “Citizens’ Hearing” in Salt Lake City.

Citizens’ Hearing on Rep. Bishop’s Public Lands Initiative
Wednesday, March 2

6:30 – 9:30 PM
Orson Spencer Hall Auditorium (Google Map)
University of Utah campus, Salt Lake City
(10 minutes north of South Campus Trax station)

This is your chance to stand up for vigorous protection of Utah wildlands. 

Show your support by simply showing up! Better yet, come and speak! Share your view on the Public Lands Initiative and the future of Utah’s wild places. All comments will be recorded and submitted to the U.S. Congress as well as the Utah delegation.

Feel free to make a sign and bring it – we will also be handing out yellow “Protect Wild Utah” signs and buttons.

This is a pivotal moment. We need to pack the room with wilderness advocates! Bring family and friends. Invite everyone you know who loves Utah’s redrock!

RSVP appreciated (but not required). You can also invite your friends to this event on Facebook.

Hope to see you there!

P.S. Rep. Bishop is still accepting written comments on the Public Lands Initiative — if you haven’t yet submitted yours, please click here to comment before March 2nd.