Advocates Want Dark Skies Protections From Oil And Gas Companies

Jan 8, 2021

Photographers, migrating animals, and cultural histories all share a reliance upon - and admiration for - one thing: clear, dark, starry skies. But the preservation of dark skies is threatened by development, including sprawl and oil and gas infrastructure. As KSJD’s Daniel Rayzel reports, southeast Utah is one place where advocates say light pollution mitigation is often ignored.

This story is part of a collaboration of Rocky Mountain Community Radio Network stations, reporting on fossil fuels.

Hovenweep Towers, Hovenweep Nat'l Monument CO/UT
Credit Daniel Rayzel