The issue of whether to bury high-voltage transmission lines and smaller distribution cables centers not only on health, safety, and maintenance, but also on aesthetics and property values.

As many state, municipal, and business leaders across Utah have argued, the maze of utility wires (and billboards!) crisscrossing the entrances to our cities hinders travelers’ ability to appreciate our unique beauty, leaves a bad impression, and stymies economic development.

Scenic Utah supports efforts and policies aimed at burying transmission lines and improving the aesthetics of the main entry and exit points of our large cities and towns.