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To borrow a line from songster Kenny Rogers, “you got to . . . know when to fold ‘em.” With respect to the Legacy Parkway, it’s time for the highway’s opponents, especially the Sierra Club, to heed that advice.
The Sierra Club, at times over the years has done a responsible job of raising public awareness on conservation issues. It has advanced understanding of the need for open lands and the importance of environmental preservation. However, whatever goodwill or modest support the Sierra Club may have among mainstream Utahns is quickly and most assuredly dissipating with the organization’s continued nonsensical opposition to a project that will benefit the region, state and nation for generations to come.
As with any project of Legacy’s magnitude, questions about environmental impact must be addressed. The Sierra Club and other opponents did that and got a federal court to halt the project until a handful of issues could be resolved. KSL believes those issues are effectively addressed in the Supplementary Environmental Impact Statement now under consideration. The revised plan for Legacy Parkway is sound.
So the time has come, in KSL’s view, for the highway’s opponents “to fold ‘em” – to drop their opposition. Let them regroup for other battles and somehow work to mitigate the perception that they’ve become mere obstinate obstructionists.