BLM defers leases threatening Zion National Park 

 Gov. Herbert, Zion communities urged deferral of leases   On June 1, the Utah state office of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) released a decision to defer three controversial lease parcels in direct proximity to Zion National Park. Developing these parcels,...

Local businesses oppose proposed oil and gas leasing near Zion

Today, approximately 25 local businesses sent a letter to the Bureau of Land Management St. George Field Office opposing a plan to sell three oil and gas leases near to Zion National Park. The businesses join a chorus of concern for the leases. Washington County, the City of Springdale, and over 40,000 citizens have also voiced concerns for the proposed lease sale.