Category Archives: Utah Issues

News about Utah conservation issues, including uranium mining, national forest health, state trust lands, invasive species, and Grand Staircase ~ Escalante National Monument

Legal Victory – Happy 50th Birthday Canyonlands!

On the eve of Canyonlands National Park’s birthday on September 12, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals gave the park and the Americans who own her a beautiful gift: an ecologically intact perennial desert stream – Salt Creek. On Monday … Continue reading

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Alpine Protection vs. Mountain Goats for Hunters? La Sal Mountains in the Cross-hairs

In September 2013, over the written and verbal objection of the Forest Service, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (UDWR) airlifted 20 exotic mountain goats for hunters into the small, fragile alpine area of the desert-bound La Sal Mountains of … Continue reading

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The Forest Service is Asking You Why and How Livestock Grazing Should Change On the Three National Forests of Southern Utah

Finally, 29 years after the Dixie, Fishlake, and Manti-La Sal National Forests first developed their forest plans, the three forests are going to change those plans for how and where livestock are grazed. This is great news because 97% of … 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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What Our Southern Utah Forests Could Be: A Photo Tour for You

Do you know why it’s hard to know or even imagine what the three national forests of southern Utah (Dixie, Fishlake, and Manti-La Sal) would look like if they weren’t grazed by livestock? It is because 97% of the 4.5 … 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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