Bryce Canyon National Park

Environment & Public Lands
3:32 pm
Tue July 10, 2012

BLM Delays Decision On Alton Coal Mine

The Coal Hollow strip mine near Alton, UT
Alicia Geesman

The Bureau of Land Management was expected to issue a decision this fall on whether to allow Alton  Coal Development LLC to expand its strip mine in Kane County.  But it's now decided to issue a Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the project.  That won't come out until early next year, and it will be followed by another six-week period for public comment.  Keith Rigtrup, who has supervised the process for the BLM since it was first proposed in 2006, says they got a lot of feedback on the draft EIS.

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Science & Technology
10:24 am
Sun May 20, 2012

'Ring of Fire' Eclipse Makes an Appearance at Bryce Canyon

Utah was treated to an annular solar eclipse Sunday night.  KUER's Andrea Smardon went to Bryce Canyon National Park, and sent an audio postcard from Inspiration Point.