The Utah Department of Natural Resources expands on the findings:
While there is minimal resource development potential for uranium and potash, there is currently no activity within the [former] boundary. Additionally, there are no coal or wind resources in the area and all the oil and gas wells within the boundary are plugged and abandoned. There are no producing or shut-in wells within the boundary.
Scare tactics are handy tools for creating frustration among large groups, but that type of frustration is not sustainable. Instead of continuing along the path of divisiveness, I suggest we all draw upon our shared love of our public lands and begin a meaningful dialogue that drives true collaboration. Our public lands need sustainability and certainty, and rumors and scare tactics don’t help.
For a deeper dive on the Utah Geological Survey, click here.