Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Coal Mining near my favorite park Bryce National Park

Help to stop the proposed Alton Strip mine just 10 miles from Bryce National Park. Click here and take  savebiogems.org/redford/bryce-canyon-action  also check out this article from Robert Redford in the  blog  Tonic


I have been to Bryce National park a few times and have loved it. I want to share some of my old photos to show what a beautiful park it is. There are times where I feel I need to step up and take action. I have sent my letter to the Governor Herbert of Utah. I am hoping some of my blog readers will also click on the link and send their own letter. The beauty of this park and Sounthwestern Utah should be protected and preserved.






I hate to see this gorgeous park ruined with dirty air, coal mining trucks and the natural scenery into and around this beautiful place.

I am linking my post up with Susan's Outdoor Wednesday  thanks Susan . Please visit and check out all the wonderful outdoor blog post. Thanks for stopping by my post.

18 comments:

  1. "Some places are simply too special to industrialize. Bryce Canyon is one of them".

    AGREED! I have been there and it is simply beautiful.

    I certainly will participate and take action.

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  2. Why does the government feel the need to do that?
    I will twitter this.. :)

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  3. I hope the government pays attention. It is a beautiful place.

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  4. Awesome photos!! It would be such a shame to mess up such beautiful place!!

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  5. Thanks for sharing these beautiful pictures, wonderful geological site ...

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  6. Amazing photos, Eileen. Nature at its finest. It kinda reminds me of New Mexico....Christine

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  7. I'm with you. National Parks were set aside to be spared from overdevelopment and preserved. How can NPS do that with mining next door. Way too close to my back yard. Governor Herbert will be hearing from me.

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  8. It should be preserved.
    Great place!
    Enjoy springtime Eileen.

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  9. The clash of humans and nature!
    Great shots, makes one pause to think.

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  10. Breathtaking! Thank you for sharing Eileen.
    Enjoy spring.

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  11. it looks like someone drilled a perfect hole.

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  12. Your photos are phenomenal. It sickens me to think they want to disturb such a beautiful area.

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  13. I stayed up late last night and got caught up reading about all the issues related to mining! I just think it's way too close for this beautiful place. I flew in to Arizona back in 2000 to visit my boys who were living their at the time. We all took a drive to visit this fabulous place. This is crazy..I can't understand it? Thanks for the link- I did fill it out and certainly hope he will reconsider.

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  14. Utah is a treasure that should be left alone...we visited Bryce last March when it was still covered with snow and it's beauty overwhelmed me!

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  15. Good post and great pictures!

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  16. Thank you Eileen. Living out here in Florida we haven't heard anything about this proposed travesty. We love Bryce Canyon. I've marked the link and will follow through.

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  17. JUst breathtaking. My husband and I honeymooned around there and it has a special place in my heart.
    Meryl
    http://departingthetext.blogspot.com

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  18. the colors are just incredible

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