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Letter: Wait before designating half the state as wilderness area

Published: Monday, Aug. 31 2015 7:55 a.m. MDT

A marker marking the land as a Wilderness Study Area at the base of the Cedar Mountains is shown Feb. 6, 2006, in Skull Valley, Utah. (Associated Press) A marker marking the land as a Wilderness Study Area at the base of the Cedar Mountains is shown Feb. 6, 2006, in Skull Valley, Utah. (Associated Press)

A small area near Vernon has been designated as an ATV recreational area. The state has also designated small areas in the Thomas Range (Topaz Mountain and the Dugway Geode Beds) for rock hunting.

The Wilderness Society wants the federal government to designate half of the state as a wilderness area.

Since many different companies are bringing nuclear waste to Utah, let's wait for an accident before doing that.

Bruce Thorne

Salt Lake City

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