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

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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Citizen Engagement Strengthens Utah Forest Fracking Safeguards

As the Salt Lake Tribune said in a Feb. 18 editorial, “It’s a long, uncertain slog sometimes.” In forging our agreement with the Forest Service over its 1.7 million acre oil and gas plan, that was certainty true.  All told, … Continue reading

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Headlines from Grand Canyon Trust’s Legal Notice on White Mesa Uranium Mill

On January 29 Grand Canyon Trust put Energy Fuels Resources on notice that we intend to sue them over violations of the Clean Air Act at their White Mesa Mill — the only operating uranium mill in the US. Our … Continue reading

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New Oil Shale, Tar Sands Films Focus on the Colorado River Basin

Turning rocks into fuel involves energy inputs and greenhouse emissions far beyond conventional oil.  The prudence of committing land, water and society to high-carbon fuels in the face of climate change is hotly debated. Two new movies explore this debate. The … Continue reading

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Agreement Strengthens Fracking Safeguards on 1.7 Million Acres of Utah Forest [Press Release]

For Immediate Release, February 13, 2014 Contact: Kevin Mueller, WildEarth Guardians (801) 466-4055 Mary O’Brien, Grand Canyon Trust (435) 259-6205 Joro Walker, Western Resource Advocates (801) 487-9911 Agreement Strengthens Fracking Safeguards on 1.7 Million Acres of Southern Utah National Forests … Continue reading

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Greater Canyonlands National Monument Within Reach?

I’ll use my authority to protect more of our pristine federal lands for future generations. – President Barack Obama, State of the Union Address, January 2014 The last Congress, the 112th, was the first Congress not to protect a single … Continue reading

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