Author Archives: Taylor McKinnon

Utah OKs Oil Refinery Construction Before Examining Impacts on Public Health, Pollution, Iconic National Parks

Refinery, Approved Without Permit, Would Be Utah’s First in 30 Years For Immediate Release, May 14, 2014 Contact: Anne Mariah Tapp, Grand Canyon Trust, (512) 565-9906, atapp@grandcanyontrust.org John Weisheit, Living Rivers, (435) 260-2590, john@livingrivers.org Tim Wagner, Sierra Club, (801) 502-5450, … Continue reading

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Headlines from Grand Canyon Trust’s Legal Notice on White Mesa Uranium Mill

On January 29 Grand Canyon Trust put Energy Fuels Resources on notice that we intend to sue them over violations of the Clean Air Act at their White Mesa Mill — the only operating uranium mill in the US. Our … Continue reading

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New Oil Shale, Tar Sands Films Focus on the Colorado River Basin

Turning rocks into fuel involves energy inputs and greenhouse emissions far beyond conventional oil.  The prudence of committing land, water and society to high-carbon fuels in the face of climate change is hotly debated. Two new movies explore this debate. The … Continue reading

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White Mesa Uranium Mill Problems Provoke Legal Notice [Press Release]

For Immediate Release, January 29, 2014 Contact:  Anne Mariah Tapp, Grand Canyon Trust (512) 565-9906 Uranium Mill Problems Provoke Legal Notice SALT LAKE CITY, UT— Ongoing violations of the Clean Air Act at the nation’s only operating uranium mill have … Continue reading

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Controversial Utah Oil Shale Project atop Utah’s Book Cliffs Challenged [Press Release]

For Immediate Release, January 22, 2014 Contact: Rob Dubuc, Western Resource Advocate, (801) 487-9911 John Weisheit, Living Rivers, (435) 259-1063 Taylor McKinnon, Grand Canyon Trust, (801) 300-2414 Shelley Silbert, Great Old Broads for Wilderness, (970) 385-9577 Tim Wagner, Sierra Club, … Continue reading

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Second Grand Canyon “Zombie” Uranium Mine Faces Closure

Facing a lagging uranium market, Grand Canyon’s zombie mines may be falling back into their graves.  But their pollution problems remain alive and well—along with agencies’ refusal to require updated reviews or reclamation. Citing market conditions, Energy Fuels Inc. on … Continue reading

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