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The comment periods for the draft Environmental Impact Statements for both the Lake Powell Pipeline and the Northern Corridor Highway have ended!  Thousands of comments have been submitted to the Bureau of Reclamation and the Bureau of Land Management.  We send a heartfelt thank you to all who have worked on these campaigns and submitted comments.  We are making headway and we couldn’t have done it without you. 

Check out the articles below!

6 States are bucking and bashing the Lake Powell Pipeline, threatening litigation if the LPP moves ahead: Click Here

New Controversy with the Northern Corridor Highway may hinder the project: Click Here

Vote your American Lands!  Click Here

Ongoing – Get your 3 Campaign

Action Taken

Lake Powell Pipeline – over 14,000 comments submitted!

Conserve Southwest Utah and the Lake Powell Pipeline Coalition submitted comments to the Bureau of Reclamation re: the Lake Powell Pipeline draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS).
Read the LPP Coalition Comments Here
Read CSU LPP Comments Here

New Report says the BOR didn’t study the impact climate change will have on water availability for the LPP. Read Here

New Report says the water demand for the LPP is inflated. Read Here

Northern Corridor Highway – over 17,000 comments submitted!

Conserve Southwest Utah spearheaded the comments submitted by a coalition of 18 organizations to the Bureau of Land Management re: the Northern Corridor Highway draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS).

Read the LPP Coalition Comments Here
Read the NCH Press Release Here

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PUBLIC LANDS

Washington County is one of the most scenic areas in the West. The beautiful open spaces and scenic vistas make Washington County a desirable place to visit and call home. Our region is home to many endangered and threatened animals and plants including the Mojave desert tortoise. There is constant pressure to develop these lands. We are the only local group advocating protection.

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WATER – THE LAKE POWELL PIPELINE and CONSERVATION

CSU advocates water conservation policies and has developed considerable evidence indicating the Lake Powell Pipeline is not necessary to support our growth, is very risky, and will be a huge drag on family, city and county budgets. A less costly, less risky alternative to the Lake Powell Pipeline is being ignored. Local water resources will deliver water affordably and reliably, without burdening residents with unaffordable debt.

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WATER – THE LAKE POWELL PIPELINE and CONSERVATION

CSU advocates water conservation policies and has developed considerable evidence indicating the Lake Powell Pipeline is not necessary to support our growth, is very risky, and will be a huge drag on family, city and county budgets. A less costly, less risky alternative to the Lake Powell Pipeline is being ignored. Local water resources will deliver water affordably and reliably, without burdening residents with unaffordable debt.

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Canyonlands NP. Image Credit:Western Regional Air Partnership

AIR QUALITY AND CLIMATE CHANGE

Air pollution is varied and affects our atmosphere in different ways. Individuals may experience health problems from local sources of pollution. Regional haze may come from distant cities and degrade the iconic vistas that we treasure in southern Utah and the Colorado Plateau.  And carbon dioxide, which is a by-product of burning fuels, begins locally, travels regionally and finally mixes globally with carbon dioxide emissions all over the world in ways that we know now are causing disruption to the planetary balance.

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SMART GROWTH

Sustainable development is a strategy by which communities seek economic development approaches that also benefit the local environment and quality of life. It has become an important guide to many communities that have discovered it. We advocate the implementation of Vision Dixie, our local Smart Growth principles.

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SMART GROWTH

Sustainable development is a strategy by which communities seek economic development approaches that also benefit the local environment and quality of life. It has become an important guide to many communities that have discovered it. We advocate the implementation of Vision Dixie, our local Smart Growth principles.

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SUNCLF

The Southwest Utah National Conservation Lands Friends (SUNCLF) is a volunteer friends group run by the non-profit Conserve Southwest Utah. SUNCLF works to create a pool of engaged citizens to assist with inventory efforts and long-term monitoring of the natural, historic and cultural resources in Southwest Utah’s National Conservation Lands. In addition to citizen stewardship, volunteers assist in creating and implementing programs that promote natural resource protection and visitor safety using interpretive and education programs.

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