Latest Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance Stories

2008-10-10 09:00:30

With more than 9 million acres of potential protected wilderness in Utah on the line, the Utah Wilderness Coalition said Thursday that it has added the Natural Resources Defense Council to its executive committee. "They're going to be great partners working toward the goal of protecting America's red-rock wilderness," said Lawson Legate, senior regional representative of the Sierra Club's Utah chapter. The committee already includes the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance, the Sierra Club,...

2008-10-08 09:00:24

By Paul Foy Associated Press Congressional investigators are looking at the government's quick -- and legal -- approvals for oil and gas drilling in an investigation called long overdue by environmental groups. Industry executives condemn it as political. Two Government Accountability Office investigators are in Utah as part of a probe into the Bureau of Land Management's practice of approving some drilling projects without a full environmental study of the consequences. The practice,...

2008-07-19 06:00:20

By Patty Henetz, The Salt Lake Tribune Jul. 19--The conflict between motorized travel and quieter recreation isn't likely to subside any time soon in the Kanab region. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management on Friday released a two-volume proposed land-use plan for 550,000 acres of public land in Kane and Garfield counties that lets stand all but 25 miles of off-highway vehicle trail mapped in a preliminary study. "It's just kind of overkill," said Liz Thomas, an attorney for the Southern...

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