Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Save the Canyonlands of Utah

When my son was about eight, we flew to Phoenix, Arizona and met up with my friend, Sue. Sue took us on a whirlwind driving tour of northern Arizona and southern Utah. We visited Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks, Lake Powell and managed to see the North Rim of the Grand Canyon in the snow on the way back to Phoenix. I will never forget the majestic canyonlands and plan to return there one day soon. Now, it may be too late . . .

While America was voting for Barack Obama and his vision of a clean energy future, Bush and Cheney's underlings were conspiring to plunder one of the crown jewels of our natural heritage for their fossil fuel cronies.

The auction of Redrock country will take place on December 19. At stake are world-renowned vistas near Canyonlands and Arches National Parks, as well as near Dinosaur National Monument. The highest bidders will earn the right to turn vast tracts of pristine wilderness into industrial wastelands.




5 comments:

*lynne* said...

wow. i am speechless. this is beyond disgusting. thanks you for spreading the word.

Heather said...

these are beautiful pictures... what a great reminder. a picture in this case says more than a thousand words. thanks!

Jessie said...

Is it only about Canyonlands? There is enormous, irretrievable damage to large areas of Colorado, Wyoming etc. which includes destructing the land and water, endangering wildlife and their habitats, hurting the people in local communities, and generating massive greenhouse gas pollution that add to global climate change.

CyberCelt said...

@lynne-Please help protect these wonderful red rock canyonlands.

@heather-Thanks for taking action to help save them.

@jessie-It is about gross mismanagement of public lands and the public trust.

Bountiful Utah said...

This is beyond outrageous. It's a pity more people in Utah don't know about these things. We have been advocating sustainable development for ages and no one pays attention...

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