Highways, Tortoises, Traffic, Smart Growth, And Climate Action On Thursday's Access Utah

Jun 10, 2021

Credit Martha Ham

Conservation groups have filed a lawsuit against the Interior Department to prevent a highway from being built through Red Cliffs National Conservation Area in Southwest Utah. The groups claim that paving over the protected land would be a violation of environmental laws which require agencies to analyze potential environmental harms before making decisions. Red Cliffs was established as a conservation area in 2009 to help recover a threatened species - the Mojave desert tortoise. 

Today we’ll talk about the lawsuit, the Mojave Desert Tortoise, traffic congestion, livable communities, Smart Growth, and climate action.