Rope-swinging ban proposed on Utah’s arches

Rope-swinging ban proposed on Utah’s arches

We know this isn’t strictly an elections issue, but it might show up in some campaign, someday. And because the visuals.

The Feds are proposing a two-year ban on rope-swinging from Utah’s iconic arches. The explosive new trend among outdoor thrill-seekers has seen a handful of injuries and deaths on public lands in the last few years. YouTube videos have over 2 million views and the BLM doesn’t know what to do. Via the Durango Herald.

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Nat Stein

Nat Stein is a Denver-based reporter. Check out her other work at Cipher magazine, KRCC public radio, Jacobin magazine and In These Times.

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