Letter to the Editor: Not a denial of application
Recent news coverage from Salt Lake City about the Utah Division of Oil, Gas and Mining and UtahAmerican Energy's permit application, was very misleading and did not present the most accurate account of the Division's action.
What was termed as a rejection of the application for a mining permit was really nothing more than a request for additional information and clarification from the applicant. This is part of the standard dialogue between the applicant and Division for any pending application.
Utah is thorough in its review of mining applications, but readers should not misinterpret a routine procedure in the review process as a formal denial of the mining application.