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

Utah OKs Oil Refinery Construction Before Examining Impacts on Public Health, Pollution, Iconic National Parks

Refinery, Approved Without Permit, Would Be Utah’s First in 30 Years For Immediate Release, May 14, 2014 Contact: Anne Mariah Tapp, Grand Canyon Trust, (512) 565-9906, atapp@grandcanyontrust.org John Weisheit, Living Rivers, (435) 260-2590, john@livingrivers.org Tim Wagner, Sierra Club, (801) 502-5450, … 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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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

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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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