Utah's Redrock Wilderness

May 2008

Redrock wildlands protected

Joining forces with our longtime partner, the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance, NRDC's legal team persuaded the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver to uphold a decision by a Utah district court that protects thousands of acres of stunning redrock country from oil and gas drilling. Industry giants tried to intervene, but the court rejected their last-minute effort, stating that it "would serve only to disrupt the public interest and comes at too high a price."