Utah Wilderness News – January 12, 2010

County sets aside lawsuit over bogus roads in the San Rafael Swell

Emery County is ready to
abandon a lawsuit that sought ownership of seven back roads in the San
Rafael Swell region on the advice of the Utah Attorney General’s
office, which lacks evidence to prove the claims.” Read more – Salt Lake Tribune

SUWA video makes the news Read more – Utah Policy Daily

Salazar’s proposed oil and gas leasing reforms a promising start

“The bureau, he declared bluntly, would no longer be a “candy store” for
an oil and gas industry that (mixing his metaphors) had been allowed to
act like “kings of the world” during the Bush years.” Read more – New York Times editorial

New pipeline recommendations cause environmental concerns

“Federal regulators are recommending approval of two natural gas
pipelines that could sharply increase fuel shipments from the Rockies
to population centers in the Midwest and on the West Coast.The Rockies hold an estimated 375 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, or almost as much as the Gulf of Mexico.” Read more – Associated Press