Category Archives: Plateau-wide Issues

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

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

Share
Posted in Climate Change, Energy, Land Conservation, Plateau-wide Issues, Uncategorized, Utah Issues | Comments Off

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

Share
Posted in Arizona Issues, Energy, Grand Canyon Issues, Land Conservation, Plateau-wide Issues, Uncategorized | Comments Off

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

Share
Posted in Arizona Issues, Grand Canyon Issues, Land Conservation, Native America Issues, Plateau-wide Issues, Uncategorized | Comments Off

Storms of Words from Kane Ranch: Journaling in Place Workshop

Kane Ranch Headquarters is a place where days and nights are full of dreaming because you can look and look at the long stretch of empty horizon and fill your head with the possibility of anything. Fire lookout, poet, and … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Kane & Two Mile Ranches, Other News, Plateau-wide Issues, Uncategorized, Volunteers | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off

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

Share
Posted in Arizona Issues, Energy, Grand Canyon Issues, Native America Issues, Plateau-wide Issues, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Comments Off

Habitat “Island” Connectivity, Part 1 of 3: Why Connectivity Matters

Islands evoke visions of diversity: strange trees, magnificent reptiles, beautiful flowers, resplendent birds. Much of this diversity is due to an island’s physical isolation from other islands and the mainland – and the competitive pressures of natural selection on each. But … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Climate Change, Grand Canyon Issues, Kane & Two Mile Ranches, Land Conservation, Plateau-wide Issues, Utah Issues | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off