They’re digging the Castle Rock cut deeper at Lake Powell, which will save untold thousands of gallons of gasoline smoke per year.
Some environmentalists oppose the excavation because they believe a changing climate and excess demand for water will eventually drain Lake Powell into a hiker’s paradise.
This seems an extreme perspective to me. To prioritize the eventual drainage of Lake Powell above the emissions of boats burning thousands of gallons of gas would be an error.
It’s kind of like when the Sierra Club sued to stop the widening of US-95.