On the 1st of March, Utah Governor Gary Herbert submitted a petition to the US Department of Agriculture asking for a rollback on restrictions on road construction and logging. This petition has been a long time coming and is the latest strike against the fight for public lands in Utah. This development has sparked fears from Public Lands groups and other environmental groups as it may set the precedent for other western states to follow suit and grant logging access to National Forests within their borders.
Learn more about the petition, here.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune.