NPS officials spent taxpayer dollars on 78 projects that damaged over 200 sacred mounds without conducting any sort of impact analysis.
The NPS proposal includes rules for views being spoiled by manmade items such as light pollution from operations’ burning “excess” natural gas, among other subjects.
Those protective caveats include the input of an Advisory Board consisting of local interests, a promise that no buffer zones would be created threatening private property and development, and the promise that the Class II Air Standards would apply to the new park.
One cannot minimize the negative impact national park status would have on our local lands, lifestyles, economy, and long-term viability should it be achieved. No national park or Class I Area has ever been reversed. If proponents achieve their goal and win national park status, it will bring about devastating and irreversible changes to the very things that make Western Colorado a wonderful place to live.