Category Archives: Plateau-wide Issues

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

Grand Canyon Trust Files Lawsuit over Dangerous Uranium Mill Problems

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — Grand Canyon Trust today sued Energy Fuels Resources in Utah federal district court over ongoing radon pollution problems at its White Mesa uranium mill near Blanding and White Mesa, Utah. The suit aims to correct … 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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2,000-Plus Page Climate Report Interpreted as Haiku

In a world of overwhelming information, praise be to oceanographer Greg Johnson for distilling the latest doorstop report on global climate change into 19 illustrated haiku. Inspired by his daughter and a sick day at home, he brilliantly translated 2,000-plus … Continue reading

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Energy and Drought: The Good, The Weird, and the Scary

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) just released its annual report on renewable energy. It contains much to ponder, and at least one real head scratcher:

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As Another Uranium Boom Goes Bust, New Jobs Emerge from Nuclear Waste

Uranium mining and milling employed thousands of workers in the Four Corners region during four decades following World War II. But that first boom ended in the early 1990s when the price of uranium plummeted on world markets. It also … Continue reading

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Tea Party National Parks

Closing our national park system was a bad idea. Giving it to states would be worse. In Climate Progress, Jessica Goad comments on new ideas from House Republicans for managing national parks — and all federal lands: …the House Committee … Continue reading

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