SB 172 Threatens Parleys Canyon

SB 172 “Protection Area” Revisions sponsored by Senator David Hinkins would allow open pit mines, like this one proposed for Parleys Canyon, wherever a mining claim had been made going back to pioneer days, regardless of whether the property had ever actually been mined or not. It could be in your back yard or one of your favorite natural spots. We’re all NIMBY’s now.

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Video: The Governor’s Monthly News Conference

Reporter – Any bills you’re considering on vetoing at this point?
Governor Cox – I’ll give you one example, the bill that would have overridden the county on a potential mining operation in the canyons, that was one I would have vetoed.

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Utahns Oppose Gravel Pit Expansion That Would Scar Parley’s Canyon

More than 26,800 Utahns signed a petition last spring opposing a new 635-acre open pit limestone quarry in Parley’s Canyon. But despite that widespread opposition, Rep. Kevin Stratton of Orem is now sponsoring HB 527, which would allow the project to not only bypass Salt Lake County’s land use authority but massively expand the acreage in Parleys Canyon that would similarly be subject to long-term mining activity and the permanent scarring that would result.

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The Fight Continues

The Fight Isn’t Over Here is some good news, bad news Well, the Division of Oil, Gas, and Mining announced yesterday that they are approving

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