The Bureau of Land Management is preparing for an auction of new oil and gas leases on 80,000 acres of BLM land in Southeast Utah. The leases have sparked concern about Moab’s sole source of drinking water.
Kiley Miller lives in a rural area south of Moab. When she looked at the BLM map of proposed leases, she realized that one of the parcels was right next door.
"My first thought was, well, if they’re going to be drilling for oil and gas up there, then our potential well could become contaminated, and then where would we be? And then I started thinking, well, if it’s on top of my watershed, then maybe it’s on top of Moab’s watershed."
The giggles and shrills of thrill could not be contained as the 3 friends gathered under a tree trying to ward off the heat of the day. Wearing head coverings bedazzled by the bling of rhinestones in patterns of flowers and traditional designs.
Girl: "We're from Burma and our religion is Muslim."
It’s been almost a year since Salt Lake City passed an ordinance banning vehicle idling over 2 minutes. After some revisions were made to the plan during the last legislative session, the city’s parking enforcement personnel began implementing the new rule in the spring. But as Jessica Gail reports, only a half dozen citations have been written since then.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Utah filed a complaint on Tuesday with Brigham City on behalf of the Main Street Church, a non-denominational Christian church, claiming that their First Amendment rights have been illegally restricted.
The church, located in Brigham City, complains the city’s free speech zone ordinance places undue restrictions on their right to distribute religious literature outside the new LDS temple in Brigham.