Big Coal and the City of Los Angeles are threatening Bryce Canyon National Park. They’ve proposed building a 3,500 acre coal strip mine right next to the park to extract coal to power L.A. If built, the mine would turn southern Utah into an industrial zone — jeopardizing the park, tourism, and the health of local residents.
That’s me among the hoodoos at Bryce. It’s worth saving. California piously and hypocritically bans coal plants within the state. Los Angeles pretends to be deeply focused on renewable energy yet gets substantial power from coal plants on Indian land in Arizona and New Mexico and even proclaims they are phasing out coal. Yet Los Angeles wants to despoil gorgeous land in another state just to get more coal. As Daffy Duck says, “you’re despicable.”