Since this is not a hot issue directly involving the people in Salt
Lake/Ogden/Provo areas it doesn't make much news, sort of like the nuclear
power plant on the Green River or dumping nuclear waste in the Tooele desert.
It should be on people's watch list as it is involving an area that has
little water to deal with the type of mining that is going on and Mike Noel
dealing with developing and water rights and claims along the way, along with
Aaron Tilton's development on the Green River. Water was valuable in the
1800s and is more valuable, actually, now. Water and mining was a significant
impact in Colorado and erosion ensued and was part of that. The beautiful
pristine areas of Kane county need to be preserved and since BLM is a big part
of that, the process protects the area, somewhat from developers that think
about the quick money and FRIENDS. The Friends of animals in Kanab think about
good things and the impact on life for all, not just the few. We need to think
about all of Utah and not just a beautiful neighbor where we live.