The Best American Science and Nature Writing (2017)]
In his article “The Devil Is in the Details,” Christopher Solomon describes the fight for claim over wilderness land in Utah. He explains that the fight for land is not just in ownership but also for “natural gas, oil, and potash” (167).
Contacted by Utah Congressman Rob Bishop, Solomon travels to Utah to witness Bishop bargain between environmentalists, Native Americans, energy companies and corporations for the land (169). This article displays the difficulty is dispensing land and ownership with various parties involved with severe consequences to the earth at stake.
What was one of the major challenges mentioned in the article that caught your attention? Why did that particular challenge stand out to you? Cite page numbers where necessary.