Concerns Over Utah Mine Expansion (photo)

May 3, 2012 Updated: October 1, 2015
Epoch Times Photo
An aerial view of sandstone formations in Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah, May 2. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has tentatively approved leasing more than 3,500 acres of public range land to Alton Coal Development, LLC. The company currently operates the Coal Hollow Mine on private property in Kane County, Utah, 10 miles from the park. Environmental groups oppose the proposed expansion to the coal strip mine citing threats to local wildlife, and dust, light, and noise pollution. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)