Author Archives: Taylor McKinnon

The “Clean Power Plan” and the Colorado Plateau: Part 1

On June 2nd, 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a complex proposal to cut carbon dioxide emissions from the nation’s power plants. It promises big changes for the Colorado Plateau’s energy landscape. The “Clean Power Plan” proposes to … Continue reading

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Lawsuit Expands As More Pollution Problems Emerge at White Mesa Uranium Mill

For Immediate Release, July 30, 2014 Contact:         Taylor McKinnon (801) 300-2414 Lawsuit Expands As More Pollution Problems Emerge at White Mesa Uranium Mill SALT LAKE CITY—Grand Canyon Trust today expanded its lawsuit against Energy Fuels Resources after receiving records showing … Continue reading

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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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