Utah Wilderness News, May 25, 2010

After 5 years work, Beaver-Piute legislation tabled indefinitely 

Beaver County is putting its proposed land bill on hold after
two open house meetings in Milford and Beaver on Monday and Tuesday were
attended by residents who strongly oppose the

Read more at The Spectrum Daily News

Environmental groups attack approval for strip mine near Bryce Canyon

Sierra Club and three other environmental groups are challenging a permit for
the coal mine, saying the operation would pollute waterways and kick up dust 10
miles from Bryce
Canyon National Park
, which is known for its
views, pristine air and sparkling night skies.

superintendent also has objected.

Opponents contend Utah set a low threshold for sediment that would run off
the strip mine into mountain lakes, streams and the wild and scenic Virgin River.

Read more at The Deseret News

It's cultural, not rational – Letter on conservation in San Juan County

It seems San Juan County Commission's fear of new parks, wilderness and
monuments may be more a fear of the "elites" who enjoy and promote such
landscapes rather than a sense of what is really good for their local

Read more at The High Country News