ST. GEORGE, Utah — The U.S. Department of the Interior has been sued over plans to allow all-terrain vehicles in a recreation area in Utah that conservation groups say would be destructive.
The Spectrum reports that the National Parks Conservation Association filed the lawsuit on Jan. 19. It demanded that the department prohibit the vehicles from the Glen Canyon Recreation Area.
The lawsuit claims ATVs would damage land, increase noise and could enter the nearby Canyonlands National Park without proper enforcement.
The Department of Interior conducted an environmental impact statement in 2017, but the results were not definitive.
The case is pending in federal court in Washington, D.C.