9 Mile Canyon study looks at plan for 800 more gas wells
Perhaps one of the most frustrating issues with Nine Mile Canyon is that at
least two alternative routes exist that would bypass the canyon -or at the very
least minimize the industrial presence. Even though industry has either created
or substantially improved nearly 200 miles of road to reach their fields on the
plateau, they seem unwilling to consider simply improving an additional 3 to 5
miles in Trail Canyon that would basically give industry its own access into the
area. This would allow the majority of industrial traffic to cut across Nine
Mile Canyon instead of having to drive through it. In addition, the BLM and
local Counties seem unwilling to enforce it. If industry were forced to use an
alternative route, the preservation of Nine Mile Canyon wouldnt be nearly the
issue it is today, there would be no need to pave the road, the safety of the
thousand of tourists who visit the canyon each year wouldnt be compromised, and
millions of tax-payer dollars could be saved.
The BLM is tipped so far towards accomodating Bill Barrett and all extractive
industries, that it does a grave injustice to use the word "balance". Trapeze
artists from around the world should be offended at being compared to the BLM
An empty comment by Dave. Are you going to stick with that concept when we find
natural gas under the Salt Lake Temple?
It's easy to stop anymore drilling for natural gas, just stop using natural gas.
When we use a comodity we are demanding that it be produced.