|Originally posted by PinHed:
Is that number really that big considering that we're talking about a 51 year time frame?
good grief! you can't be seriously saying that?!
: we are not talking about an entire state here, we are talking about a 'sliver' of land that is more than doubling
in size in less than
50 years!!! where does the water come from for all the new houses??? where does the waste (sewage, garbage, etc) go to??? how about the air quality in an area that already suffers from natural and unnatural sources of air pollution??? good luck seeing the mountain range through the clouds of smog, and where do you think the houses will be built? why, all up and down the canyon, that's where! so much for so much for public access to lands, and a quick drive to beautiful trails, you'll now be in somone's backyard, and it ain't mother nature's. i have sucked my fair share of exhaust from the traffic going up and down little and big cottonwood canyon in the winter time, and i can only imagine when that is doubled... um, so do we not understand the meaning of 'environmentally sensitive area'???
but then again, i suppose the land is there, why not develop it, huh? what good is it to us if we aren't making money off it.