Protect America's Redrock Wilderness
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Protect America's Redrock Wilderness

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      SOUTHERN UTAH WILDERNESS ALLIANCE

Please sign the petition below, asking your members of Congress to help protect the remaining wilderness areas of Utah’s redrock canyonlands by cosponsoring America’s Red Rock Wilderness Act in the 112th Congress.

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America's Red Rock Wilderness Act seeks to serve the public interest by permanently protecting more than 9 million acres of spectacular wilderness-quality public land in Utah.  The proposal, based on an exhaustive field inventory conducted by citizen volunteers, was first introduced in Congress by former Utah Representative Wayne Owens in 1989.  Representative Maurice Hinchey (D-NY) assumed the role of House sponsor in 1993 and Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL) introduced the Senate version in 1997.
 
With each new Congress (every two years), the bill has been reintroduced with steadily increasing bipartisan support Our goal is to reach 218 House cosponsors of the bill (more than half the House membership) -- an important step in passing this legislation.

All lands proposed for wilderness designation in America's Red Rock Wilderness Act are owned by the American public and administered by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The bill is supported by the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance, the Wasatch Mountain Club, the Sierra Club, the Natural Resources Defense Council, and more than 200 other national and regional conservation organizations belonging to the Utah Wilderness Coalition.

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    News

    1. Utah Wilderness under threat!

      The Desolation Canyon proposed wilderness is the largest unprotected roadless complex in the lower 48 states. Centered around the Desolation Canyon stretch of the Green River, the area’s spectacular solitude and endless vistas are awe-inspiring. But now this remarkable place is once again in the crosshairs for destruction.

      On March 16, the Interior Department issued the Gasco natural gas project final environmental impact statement and took one step closer to approving this massive development project, which would include 215 new wells in the Desolation Canyon proposed wilderness.

      The BLM hasn’t issued its ‘record of decision’ for the Gasco project and can still change its mind about which alternative to adopt. Please take a minute to sign this petition before April 16! http://www.change.org/petitions/tell-the-obama-administration-to-take-desolation-canyon-out-of-its-crosshairs

    2. Reached 3,000 signatures
    3. Mr. Spiff Goes To Washington

      Utah is probably best known for its conservative politics and religion – but its outdoors are pretty notable, too.
      One of the films nominated at the Oscars last weekend for Best Picture, “127 Hours,” is set in Blue John Canyon, just north of...

    4. Reached 1 signatures
    5. The Battle of the 'Wilderness Wal-Mart' on Historic Civil War Site

      Not far from where I used to live in Central Virgina is Wilderness Battlefield. It is a national park and was the location of the Civil War's Battle of the Wilderness on May 5-6, 1864. Preservationists have been taking care of this land for...

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    Reasons for signing

    • keila larsen SALT LAKE CITY, UT
      • almost 2 years ago

      as i child i never went to disneyland or seven peaks. my parents took me to goblins valley, lake powell, arches, zions, secluded spots my father knew from his father who knew from his father. those lands are my childhood and my best memories and i aspire to bring my own chiildren and grandchildren to these places without the threat of development on it. Lets continue to preserve Utah as America's majestic backyard.

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    • Juliana Schwarz ROCHESTER, NY
      • almost 2 years ago

      We have the responsibility to preserve our planet. It's as simple as that.

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    • maryclaire dehaven BRISTOL, VT
      • almost 2 years ago

      We need our natural beauty for the health of the planet and our peace of mind.

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    • adriane bellard OKC, OK
      • about 2 years ago

      PROTECT THE WILDERNESS!!!!!!!!!!!!1

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    • Linda Forrest SALT LAKE CITY, UT
      • about 2 years ago

      For a future reason I can't yet fathom but my grandchildren's grandchildren will understand deeply.

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