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Desert Subdivision: The paradox of naming a development after Edward Abbey - High Country News

Posted on AllSides May 7th, 2024

Near the smooth red-rock sandstone of Moab, Utah, in the Mill Creek area just southeast of town, red-brown dirt has been churned up in anticipation of a new housing development. The community is no stranger to construction: Grand County, of which Moab is the county seat, has the fastest-growing population in southeast Utah, according to Census Bureau data. The COVID-19 pandemic prompted many remote workers to flock to the area for its recreational appeal and comparatively affordable real estate. This, and the resulting need for more housing, was entirely predictable,...

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