Category Archives: Native America Issues

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

Public Meeting! Tell EPA to Stop the Toxic Legacy of Uranium Mill Contamination

The Grand Canyon Trust has been pressing on multiple fronts to ensure that the White Mesa Uranium Mill – the only operating uranium mill in the United States – operates in full compliance with all laws designed to protect public … Continue reading

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New Problems, Ancient Solutions: Native American Pavilion Offers Traditional Tools against Climate Change

Early Saturday morning, pickup trucks will file into a dusty parking lot behind the Denny’s in Tuba City, on the western edge of Northern Arizona’s vast Navajo reservation, many still with their headlights on. Tuba City has long been a … Continue reading

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10,000 Tram Riders a Day: the Future of the Grand Canyon?

Renae Yellowhorse rose before dawn last week to make the long journey from her home near Tuba City, on the Navajo reservation, to the studios of KNAU radio in Flagstaff, Arizona, where she and nationally acclaimed author Kevin Fedarko confronted … Continue reading

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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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