Topic: Politics

Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument comments due by November 15

Public comments are due on a hastily written Draft  BLM management plan for areas that Trump eliminated from Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument. Grand Staircase Escalante …

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Bears Ears comments due by November 15

Public comments are due on the Draft Monument Management Plans of the Indian Creek and Shash Jaa Units of the former Bears Ears National Monument (these are remnant units after Pre …

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Tribes, Dems say “stop illegal Monument planning”

The Trump administration is trying to ram through new management plans for Utah’s downsized national monuments before courts have weighed in on whether the president has authority …

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No grizzly hunt, but Endangered Species Act in danger

A federal judge in Montana restored endangered species protections to grizzly bears in the greater Yellowstone area, cancelling planned trophy hunts in Idaho and Wyoming. Utah’s co …

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Climate change window narrows to 12 years

Someday, perhaps not long from now, the inhabitants of a hotter, more dangerous and biologically diminished planet than the one on which I lived may wonder what you and I were thin …

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Women of Wisdom: Karen Shepherd

A Catalyst staff millennial learns some valuable history from local luminary. Karen Shepherd lives in Federal Heights with her husband, Vince, and her black standard poodle, Lola. …

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Environews: Zinke caught selling monument lands

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke was caught trying to sell 1,600 acres of land cut from Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument to none other than state representative Mike Noel ( …

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A monumental mess: Indigenous action

Bear totem by Jewell James, Master carver, Lummi Nation In July the Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition received the gift of a bear totem pole from the Lummi Nation in the Pacific No …

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Environews: September 2018

Indigenous action In  July the Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition received the gift of a bear totem pole from the Lummi Nation in the Pacific Northwest. The nine-foot-tall totem was …

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Don’t Get Me Started: A Tale of Two Trolls

Strange things you see at the Coffee Garden. After reading a murder of mysteries by Agatha Christie, Graham Greene and Raymond Chandler recently, I’ve taken a sleuthsome turn mysel …

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Environews: The Great Old Broad and the Closed Gate

San Juan County is using the courts to harass a woman who is a founding member of Friends of Cedar Mesa and former executive director of Great Old Broads for Wilderness (GOB). Rose …

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Mike Noel: Conflicted

The Utah Rivers Council has filed an ethics complaint against Representative Mike Noel (R-Kanab 73) regarding apparent conflicts of interest, unsurprisingly connected to real estat …

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Environmental Roundup for the Utah State Legislature

During the 2018 General Session the Utah Legislature passed good and bad environmental bills, and one very, very ugly bill. Good: • HB 27 Environmental assurance for underground st …

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Anote’s Ark

Wanted: land to relocate the entire nation of Kiribati, which is slowly being submerged as the polar ice caps melt; CATALYST speaks with President Anote Tong. Imagine if you were b …

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Legislative Watch: Your Voice Counts

No squeak, no oil. Call today. It’s February, and the 2018 Legislative Session is in full swing. Here are a few bills we at HEAL Utah are working to support. These are bills we bel …

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