Save the Spiral Jetty

It’s threatened, by oil drilling!

Tyler writes,

The comment period has been extended by the Utah government to Feb. 13.

If you want to send a letter of protest to save the beautiful, natural Utah environment around the Spiral Jetty from oil drilling, the emails or calls of protest go to Jonathan Jemming 801-537-9023 jjemming@utah.gov. Please refer to Application # 8853. Every letter makes a big difference, they do take a lot of notice and know that publicity may follow. Since (artist Robert Smithson’s) Spiral Jetty has global significance, emails from foreign countries would be of special value.

Please do. Help straighten out those who would desecrate the Spiral Jetty.
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2 Responses to “Save the Spiral Jetty”

  1. mbuitron Says:

    There seems to be quite a distance–looking at the drilling application–from the Spiral Jetty. http://imoralist.blogspot.com/2008/01/sign-from-dia.html
    When I visited the site I felt that Smithson chose the location because of the dilapidated oil drilling jetty within view.

  2. Edward Lifson Says:

    Interesting comment. And if you click on (or cut and paste) mbuitron’s blog entry you will read:

    “A look at the drilling application shows that the staging area will be Little Valley Harbor, about 50 miles away by my best guess. One can’t be seen from the other.”

    He gives the Google maps to demonstrate his point.

    Being more than 2,000 miles away from it right now, I don’t know how threatened the Jetty is.

    Anyone?
    More to follow.

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