Utah wants road through Red Cliffs tortoise preserve

Utah’s Washington County says the BLM promised to allow a transportation corridor across the Red Cliffs National Conservation AreaIMG_3820 as part of a deal to set aside the land north just of fast-growing St. George. But this place is supposed to be protected for Mojave desert tortoise, conservationists say. Would road across it defeat the purpose of the preserve and invite even more sprawl? —Brian Maffly


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