Jerry Vaculin's article in the editorial section, "Pipeline punishes private property" (June 1), really struck a chord with me. A couple of years ago, we went with some of our family members to explore the beautiful rock art and other archaeological treasures in Nine Mile Canyon. Instead of the peace and serenity we expected, we spent the day dodging big trucks and eating the dust they stirred up. Our thought, then and now, was that surely there must be another route they could take that would not destroy something irreplaceable. Too often our past is sacrificed in the name of progress. I sincerely hope there is some way that Mr. Vaculin's rights as a private property owner, along with the treasures of Nine Mile Canyon, can be preserved against the mighty muscle of BBC.

Iris H. Stevenson

West Jordan