Issue Section: Environews

Senator Lee advocates  “homesteading” public lands

It seems that rural people are catching on that privatization of public lands would mostly benefit corporations and rich people. In an online presentation to the right-wing Sutherl …

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Pruitt gift to Utah oil

In July Scott Pruitt, the head of Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency resigned in disgrace due to ethics scandals. Before he left he gave a gift to Utah’s oil industry: an exem …

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Conservation groups oppose Estonian company’s expansion of its Utah oil shale strip mine

A coalition of environmental groups has come out in opposition to a massive expansion of oil-shale strip mining in the Uinta Basin. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has issued a …

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Mining begins in Grand Staircase Escalante

A Canadian mining company called Glacier Lake Resources, Inc. has announced that it will begin exploration for an underground mine on 200 acres that were formerly inside the bounda …

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Coyote hunters are cheating

It seems that hunters have been cheating to get a $50 bounty on coyotes offered by the State of Utah. To receive payment, the State requires hunters to turn in a dry or frozen coyo …

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Alton Coal Mine expansion

The Trump administration has released a final environmental impact statement (EIS) endorsing the expansion of an open pit coal mine near Bryce Canyon and Zion national parks that e …

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Sierra Club: Coal power is costing consumers

Sticking with coal-fired power generation is going to cost Utah consumers a lot of extra money according to a new report from the Sierra Club. An analysis of PacifiCorp, the parent …

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Environews: Yellowstone Grizzlies in the Crosshairs

Wyoming and Idaho plan to issue licenses for grizzly bear hunting in the greater Yellowstone area, which means bears that wander outside of National Park boundaries could be shot. …

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Environews: Hunting in Bear River Bird Refuge?

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to change rules at the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge in order to open 13,000 acres to hunting.  The change would mean hunting is …

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Environews: Corona Arch Added to National Recreation Trails System

The popular Corona Arch trail near Moab, Utah has been designated as part of the National Recreation Trail (NRT) System. Although Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke made a misleading an …

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Environews: Uranium and the Trump Administration

The Trump administration wants to make uranium great again, and that’s bad news for Utah. In May, the U.S. Department of the Interior released an updated list of “critical minerals …

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Tar Sands Vigil Resumes

On June 1 Utah Tar Sands Resistance will begin their 5th year of a protest vigil at PR Springs in the Book Cliffs. The grassroots group is protesting a tar sands strip mine land le …

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Environews: Judge Rules Against Coal Ban

A federal judge has ruled that the city of Oakland, California cannot prevent a private company from developing a port for coal export. In 2016, the Utah Legislature offered to con …

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Environew: More Fighting Over the Colorado River

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts that this year, water from the Colorado River flowing into Lake Powell will be about 46% of average. Management …

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Environews: Utah Has Three Years to Reduce Ozone

The U.S. EPA has given Utah three years to reduce ozone pollution on the Wasatch Front and parts of the Uinta Basin or regulators will be forced to draft a plan to regulate activit …

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