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  • Neal Clark works for the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance (SUWA), where he splits his time between the field and the courtroom. SUWA is a driving force behind the Greater Canyonlands Monument Proposal — currently being considered by President Obama. If passed, the proposal would protect over 1 million acres of land surrounding Canyonlands National Park from further development and extractive industry.

    At night, there are only a few oil wells visible on the mesas that ring Moab, but in the last few years, more and more tracts of land have been leased by oil companies so that development creeps along almost invisibly. As Neal describes, once you start to see development, it's almost impossible to stop it.

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