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Southern Utah News Front Page: January 16, 2020

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Southern Red Sands drops plans for sand mining plant

SRS SITLA mining lease covers land below Red Knoll in foreground. Virtually all other lands (BLM and SITLA) to base of White Cliffs are also covered by SRS mining claims and leases. Photo by John Hiscock. 


For the last two years, Southern Red Sands has been engaged in due diligence activities in Kane County. Based on those activities and other feasibility assessments, Southern Red Sands has decided not to pursue its business ventures in Kane County.

Since the plan for the mine was made public, Best Friends Animal Society has sought a solution that would protect the Sanctuary from future mining projects of this type and its potential impacts.

Now that SRS has determined not to move forward, Best Friends is working with SRS to preserve the land, water and wildlife habitat and to sustain Best Friends Animal Society’s Sanctuary.

Over the course of the next few months, Southern Red Sands and Best Friends will continue to work together as they sort through a variety of details including working with the community to ensure continued benefit as things move forward.

Both Southern Red Sands and Best Friends Animal Society appreciate the support and involvement of community leaders and residents in the process.

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