Our View: Where does development end?

 


At what point have we gone too far?

Is it when the State Lands and Investments Board lists lands surrounding an iconic Sweetwater County landmark in an oil and gas lease sale? Is it when large portions of lands known as Sweetwater County’s crown jewel are planned to be leased for similar development by the Bureau of Land Management? At what point can we collectively say “it’s too much?”

We’re not against the development of our county’s vast mineral wealth. Minerals are by far the largest employer in the county and according to data from Sweetwater County, account for nearly 80 p...



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