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

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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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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