Category Archives: Plateau-wide Issues

News about air quality and clean energy issues affecting the Colorado Plateau

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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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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Green River Oil Refinery, Round Two

The Green River oil refinery is back. As you may remember, late last year the Trust and partners challenged the state of Utah’s approval of an oil refinery proposed for Green River, Utah. It threatened unlawful toxic pollution for residents … Continue reading

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Judge Tosses Uranium Industry’s $123 Million Raid on U.S. Treasury

In an important victory for public lands and Grand Canyon National Park, a U.S. Court of Federal Claims judge last week dismissed a lawsuit by VANE Minerals LLC challenging the Department of the Interior’s 2012 decision to ban new uranium … 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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