i don't know how i haven't heard what is planned for these parks until now, but i haven't. as someone who has enjoyed both of these areas, Bears Ears and Grand Staircase Escalante, for the last 6 years, i have a sinking feeling about what us visitors maybe going to loose. it is all most acceptable and is actually part of the scenery, for us to see the odd oil well scattered amongst the beautiful landscape. if these millions of acres come out of the protected parks, what are we going to look forward to seeing? open pit mining? does anyone know how bad this could become?
i've posted a few pictures of areas we have enjoyed in the Escalante area and i would hate to see heavy haul trucks and paved roads and dust clouds spoiling the views