SUWA needs your help to protect the legendary quiet and beauty of Dinosaur National Monument! We recently
Split Mountain, viewed from inside Dinosaur National Monument. Photo by Scott Braden
discovered that the Vernal Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) approved an Environmental Assessment (EA) which would allow Parallel Petroleum to drill an exploratory gas well in an area we are working to protect as wilderness, called the Split Mountain Benches, about one mile west of the western boundary of Dinosaur National Monument. The gas well and associated development, including a road, would destroy the wilderness character of the area and would seriously encroach on the solitude and quiet of Dinosaur National Monument. Click here to view a map of the proposed gas well site.
Please take a moment to send a message to Kent Hoffman, Deputy State Director; of the Division of Lands & Minerals, Utah State BLM Office, by clicking here. Ask him to send this EA back to the Vernal BLM Field Office, for further comment and review.
Thank you for helping to protect Utah's special places!