By Wild Utah Project,
re-posted with permission
Help us speak out against the Alton coalmine expansion – comment period on EIS ends September 10.
Some bad ideas just don’t go away. In 2011 tens of thousands of Americans sent a clear message to the BLM to “just say no” to a proposed coal lease that will result in strip-mining on the western doorstep of Bryce Canyon National Park. So did the National Park Service. So did the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, who is worried about the impacts mine expansion, and the strip-mining, will have on the beleaguered sage-grouse. You would think the BLM would get the message. Yet here we are, in the summer of 2015, and the BLM has just released a supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) analyzing the potential coal lease at the behest of Alton Coal Development—a small, privately held, out-of-state company. The lease…
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