And, that is why I am troubled by the decision to build a strip coal mine (Utah's First) just 10 miles from the park.
And, Acting Governor Herbert greased the wheels for it to happen.
|300-400 large coal trucks per day will travel|
this road thanks to Gary Herbert
(Photo credit: Tricia Simpson)
Not only will the state and county and city all lose tax revenues from the loss of tourism dollars, but there will be increased costs to all for repairs that will need to be made to US89 in the area.
After all, heavy trucks cause more damage to roadways than smaller cars and trucks.
There was an excellent Opinion piece published over the weekend by the Tribune regarding this issue. It was written by Bobbi Bryant, a business owner in Panguitch.
An excellent read is a column by the Tribune's Peg McEntee back in June.
Just another in a series of reckless decisions by Gary Herbert in his 14 months in a leadership position.