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Background Information on process for LPP’s Environmental Impact Statement

The public comment period regarding the Lake Powell Pipeline (LPP) project in southern Utah was opened December 6, 2019 and ended January 10, 2019. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) will prepare an Environmental Impact Statement. Reclamation requested public scoping comments to identify significant issues or other alternatives to be addressed in the EIS. They… Read more »

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Comments are Public

From the BLM’s Notice of Intent: “Written comments we receive become part of the administrative record. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can request… Read more »

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How to Submit Your Scoping Comment

How to Submit Your Scoping Comment – Due Monday January 6, 2020 You may submit written comments by any of the following methods: Best Method- Email: BLM_UT_NorthernCorridor@blm.gov Please don’t forget to also email a copy of your comment to sarah@conserveswu.org. She will keep track of comment numbers so that nobody’s voice is left out. 2nd… Read more »

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BACKGROUND

Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) are working together to analyze the proposed Northern Corridor Highway and Zone 6 Mitigation. What is Zone 6 They need our help to do this during the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process. Scoping is the first step in the (NEPA) process. It… Read more »

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Northern Corridor Highway Background

In 1990, the US Fish and Wildlife Service listed the Mojave desert tortoise as threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). This would have impeded development on private and state lands in Washington County due to the county being tortoise habitat. In 1996, local elected representatives signed an agreement to establish a Habitat Conservation Plan… Read more »

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Cumulative Impacts of Highway

Connected federal actions (HCP Take Permit, Red Cliffs National Conservation Area and BLM  Resource Management Plan Amendments) Reasonably foreseeable future actions including, but not limited to- Widening of the proposed Northern Corridor Highway  Development on private, SITLA, or Washington County inholdings adjacent to the proposed Northern Corridor Highway  Construction of additional highway projects in the… Read more »

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Wildlife and Plants in the NCA/Reserve

Northern Corridor Highway impacts to wildlife. READ MORE Shivwits Milkvetch, endangered Virgin River chub, endangered Woundfin, endangered  California condor, endangered  Mexican spotted owl, threatened  Southwestern willow flycatcher, endangered Western yellow-billed cuckoo, threatened  Bonneville cutthroat trout, BLM sensitive Desert sucker, BLM sensitive Flannel-mouth sucker, BLM sensitive  Virgin spinedace, BLM sensitive  American white pelican, BLM sensitive  Bald… Read more »

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