RE: [Zion_National_Park_Hiking] Power, energy routes won't use Utah parks, monuments
- The problem with articles like these are that there is a bunch of incorrect
information in them. I quickly perused this one and the previous one and
there are two glaring mistakes.
1st there is no such position as a Cultural Resources Officer and second
from Tropic to Duck Creek a straight line would never cross the GSENM. As
usual poor research on the part of the writers.
bruce from bryce
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>Subject: [Zion_National_Park_Hiking] Power, energy routes won't use Utah
>Date: Thu, 1 Jun 2006 21:29:34 -0700 (PDT)
>A study aimed at finding the best paths for power lines and oil and gas
>pipelines across the West will not consider running lines through national
>parks, monuments or wilderness areas in Utah, a BLM spokeswoman said
> But environmentalists remain suspicious.
> The Bureau of Land Management and Energy Department are in the middle
>of a lengthy environmental study aimed at looking at the broader issues
>related to establishing new corridors for power lines and pipelines.
> Concerns had been voiced about plans to establish new routes through
>national parks or wilderness areas.
> Specifically, the Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday that there was a
>right-of-way proposed through Canyonlands National Park in Utah. And one
>energy cooperative, Garkane Energy of Loa, proposed a route during public
>meetings that would originate in Tropic and cross the Grand Staircase
>Escalante National Monument and other federal lands to Duck Creek.
> But Christine Tincher, spokeswoman for the Utah Bureau of Land
>Management, said the maps of routes under consideration are still in the
>preliminary stages, but there is no proposed line through Canyonlands. She
>added that parks, monuments and wilderness areas will be protected.
> A preliminary map of proposed routes shows the pipeline going around
>Canyonlands, Tincher said, although the BLM declined to release a
> copy of the map, since it is likely to change before the
>routes are released for public input in 2007.
> "We don't site these things across lands that have sensitivities of any
>kind, whether that's wildlife habitat or recreational values," said Heather
>Feeney, a BLM spokeswoman in Washington.
> The assurances are little consolation, said Steve Bloch, an attorney
>with the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance.
> �The approach by the BLM in this administration has been, 'trust us.'
>We don't trust them,�EBloch said. "We're concerned that when the dust
>settles we're going to end up with approved corridors in some of our most
>sensitive landscapes - parks, wilderness areas, national wildlife refuges,
>wilderness study areas, you name it."
> The environmental study was mandated by Congress when it passed the
>Energy Policy Act last year.
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--- In Zion_National_Park_Hiking@yahoogroups.com, "bruce silliman" <weabruce@...> wrote:
> The problem with articles like these are that there is a bunch of incorrect
> information in them. I quickly perused this one and the previous one and
> there are two glaring mistakes.
> 1st there is no such position as a Cultural Resources Officer and second
> from Tropic to Duck Creek a straight line would never cross the GSENM. As
> usual poor research on the part of the writers.
> bruce from bryce