In Utah, A Public-land Fight On An Epic Scale
Much of the area around Moab is protected as national parks - Arches and Canyonlands. It's the much larger areas of federal land around them that lies at the heart of a controversy that extends throughout the West. It's already rattling around Congress, and it soon could reach the United States Supreme Court. The heart of the matter -- as it's always been with publicly owned lands - is the balance between preservation and development... Today, the Bush administration wants to expand energy development on federal lands - some of it nearby national parks. It wants to limit the creation of new wilderness areas."
Thanks to Chris Steins