In our public response, the Sierra Club stated, “It is outrageous that the federal government is proposing to allow the destruction of public lands next to a treasured national park in order to ship coal to a dirty coal-fired power plant that feeds Los Angeles. Instead of destroying our public lands in Utah at the behest of Big Coal, the city of Los Angeles should invest in our abundant and local clean energy sources, such as solar power."
We are now mobilizing hundreds of members and concerned Utahans and Californians to attend the BLM's public hearings and submit comments online to oppose the Alton Coal Mine expansion. You can read more about the expansion from the Salt Lake Tribune and KPCW Public Radio, as well as this excellent op-ed opposing the plans.
Stay tuned for more on the fight against the mine expansion.