From our friends at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC):
We need your help to save Utah’s spectacular Desolation Canyon from plans for a massive natural gas project.
Please take action today to protect this crown jewel of Utah’s world-renowned Redrock country.
A Colorado-based natural gas company named Gasco wants to drill 1,500 new gas wells in the area, including 222 wells in the Desolation Canyon proposed wilderness.
Unless we stop it, the development would destroy thousands of acres of unspoiled wilderness.
Situated along the Green River, this remote canyon boasts some of the most stunning vistas in the American west. Its world-class recreational opportunities make it one of the most popular destinations in the state.
In recent years, the eastern part of Utah has experienced unusually high wintertime ozone pollution. According to Gasco’s own figures, the project would make that pollution even worse.
Officials at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) gave the project its worst rating and are urging the Obama Administration to adopt a less damaging alternative.
But the EPA is now facing tremendous pressure to reverse their position.
Send a message to the EPA, urging them to stand strong in their concerns about the project and its impacts on Desolation Canyon.
Thanks again for helping to protect our last western wildlands.
Natural Resources Defense Council