This posting just came through my email, and I'm passing it along for all concerned. Seems Bryce Canyon is slated to get a new neighbor, Alton Coal Development, a "3,500 acre strip coal mine right next to the park that would operate 24 hours a day, 6 days a week, polluting Bryce's air, water and quiet seclusion."
"Despite these significant concerns shown in BLM's [Bureau of Land Management] own analysis, BLM has just proposed that the mine be approved. BLM is currently accepting public comments on its proposal and strong public opposition is needed to convince the BLM to reverse course and reject this dirty coal mine."
Credo, the environmental concern, is hoping to collect 40,000 signatures for a petition to block or delay the approval while the "public comment" time is open. The accompanying link it to the site if you want to read some of the reports and sign the petition.
Just thought I'd pass this on. Thanks!http://act.credoaction.com/campaign/protect_bryce_canyon/?r=231881&id=30647-2573640-TtPh2Jx