Category Archives: Native America Issues

News about community-based development and renewable energy in Native America

Grand Canyon Under Siege – But You Can Help

“Every 15 or 20 years, it seems, the canyon forces us to undergo a kind of national character exam. If we cannot muster the resources and the resolve to preserve this, perhaps our greatest natural treasure, what, if anything, are … Continue reading

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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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Developments Doom Grand Canyon?

Update: CBS News also covered this story on July 14, 2014. Watch the video here.  This week’s story in the Los Angeles Times spotlights ever-present threats to Grand Canyon National Park. “The Grand Canyon is Doomed” chimed in Outside online in … Continue reading

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Save the Confluence Coalition Leads Alternative Economic Development Planning

The Escalade project continues to occupy the minds of many families wanting to save their sacred area, the land where many generations settled to raise livestock and live a peaceful existence.   The development group continues to push the project … Continue reading

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More Uranium Stockpiles Threaten Grand Canyon Watersheds

Energy Fuels, Inc. recently announced plans to stockpile high-grade uranium ore indefinitely at Pinenut mine near Grand Canyon’s north rim. The mine’s previous owner walked away from uranium piled at the Kanab North mine site with disastrous results: “Mined waste rock, uranium … Continue reading

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Cutting the Coal Chain

By Roger Clark The cover of High Country News recently featured the fall of Mohave coal plant’s 400-foot-tall smokestack. Mohave was the first major coal plant in our nation to close in 2005. It shut down due to a court-ordered … Continue reading

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