Public Scoping Meetings

If you can attend...

Blanding, UT
Monday, March 26
4:30-8 pm
San Juan High School

Bluff, UT
Tuesday, March 27
4:30-8 pm,
Bluff Community Center

Kanab, UT
Wednesday, March 28
4:30-8 pm
Kanab Middle School

Escalante, UT
Thursday, March 29
4:30-8 pm
Canyon Country Lodge


Comment on "Sham" Monument Management Plans

BLM has begun public scoping* for Monument Management Plans for Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments in Utah that were illegally slashed by President Trump’s proclamations.

While we fight these monument reductions in the courts, we must still comment to support protecting monument resources in their entirety.

The scoping process is the way to record public outrage at a planning process that should not even take place until after court challenges to the monument reductions are resolved.

Tips on commenting and talking points HERE.

*The purpose of scoping is to identify issues, management questions, or concerns to address in a formal plan. Scoping gives the public its first opportunity for input about federal land management under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA.) The current scoping is rushed and does not allow sufficient notice or time for full public participation, HOWEVER, we must be diligent and submit comments anyway.


Bears Ears Comment by April 11

Comment Online

By Mail: BLM - P.O. Box 7, Monticello, UT 84535

By Email:

Grand Staircase-Escalante
Comment by
April 13

Comment Online

By Mail: BLM - 669 S Highway 89A, Kanab, UT 84741

By Email:


Comments due by
April 23 

Make your comment HERE.




Tell Zinke:
Leave the Methane Rule Alone

The Trump Administration has finally proposed its new Bureau of Land Management methane rule that rolls back--and guts--the rule that YOU helped to get on the books. 

Trump’s dangerously lax new regulation takes direct aim at Americans' health and safety--and wallets--while pandering to the oil and gas industry.

Your comments helped get a strong rule in place that applies to new and existing facilities. You helped stop the Congressional Review Act rollback attempt. And, the courts stopped the BLM from arbitrarily staying the rule. But now, Zinke is at it again and we need to make our voices heard.

The BLM’s analysis shows this new proposal will cost Americans more than $1 billion in wasted natural gas and pollution--and they’re not even holding public hearings to let us weigh in.

Comments due by April 23 

TAKE ACTION TODAY and demand the stronger protections that Americans deserve. Make your comment HERE.


*** HERE are more talking points from a letter by a bicameral group urging Zinke to listen to western voices before revising the methane rule

If you have lived, worked, or traveled in or near oil and gas fields, share your personal experience. Have you noticed the smell of gas? Do you live in an area affected by increasing air pollution from oil and gas operations?

Even if you don't live near oil and gas operations, your comments are valuable as they relate to air quality, climate, and industry responsibility.



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