Bryce Canyon National Park: A strip coal mine is currently proposed on Bureau of Land Management lands ten miles from the park, but the National Park Service has warned that it would “likely result in negative impacts to park resources and visitors,” as well as to air quality and scenery. But under Romney’s energy plan, the state of Utah would be responsible for permitting and overseeing the new mine. And guess what? Utah already has already approved a coal mine right next to the proposed one.
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