Utah Plans Fail to Protect Fragile Land and History

Large rock art panel at West Tavaputs Plateau, threatened by oil and gas development. Photo by Phil Hanceford.

The Wilderness Society agrees with Former Bureau of Land Management Chief Jim Baca that a series of six resource management plans for Utah wild lands fall severely short. The plans would open up a whopping 80 percent of these lands to oil and gas development. Drilling, along with off-road vehicle abuse, would pose serious threats to the land and cultural resources.

Patty Henetz of the Salt Lake Tribune discusses.