War on the Colorado Plateau

 

In the 1970s, all that stood between the people of southeastern Utah and their dreams of high paying jobs in the mineral and energy industries, was the federal government and its wilderness study areas. In this first of a four-part series, Ray Wheeler describes how southeastern Utah routed the feds and, for all practical purposes, privatized the public land.

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