http://blog.wired.com/wiredscience/2008/12/a-new-push-to-t.html

They want to turn off the lights for “health” reasons and so they can see the milky way. 

I seem to recall a campaign at some point in the recent past telling inner city families that they should make sure their outside lights and street lights are well maintained so that they can prevent crime, because criminals are like cockroaches and run from the lights…

Which one should people believe?

Personally, when I want to see most of the stars, I go up to the mesa or behind the monument. If I want to see ALL the stars, I go to Paradox valley. All you have to do is get far enough away from the lights…

OTOH, I’m not sure if the lights really help with crime. It may be a correlation != causation thing, but isn’t it odd that the population centers with the most lights also have the most crime?