In their latest move, the CIB board has decided to conditionally grant $27.9 million dollars to continue the studying and development of a rail spur connecting the Uinta Basin to the Union Pacific Railroad in order to increase oil exports from the basin (normal grant/loan combinations do not exceed $5 million and are almost always much lower).
Las Vegas Water Defender and Colorado Waterkeeper on the state of the Colorado
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is beginning the scoping for the Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed Lake Powell Pipeline Project, which would pump water from the endangered Colorado River from Lake Powell 140 miles west to St. George, UT. Please take a moment to comment to this agency about your opposition to the project. … Continue reading Comment now on the Lake Powell Pipeline
Excellent article diving into the economic uncertainties of the Lake Powell Pipeline. Link to article here. Don't forget to comment on the scoping for the EIS. Click here for more details.
SPONSORED BY: Center for Colorado River Studies Quinney College of Natural Resources Utah State University Event Website is HERE PRODUCTS Event Poster Schmidt Powerpoint Rubin Powerpoint Udall Powerpoint Castle PowerPoint Budy Powerpoint NEWS River Symposium: Let's Figure Out How to Do a Good Job by Nathaniel Smith, Times-Independent New Normal: Dam Releases Help Offset Droughts … Continue reading The Future of the Colorado River: a community symposium
The Project: We are working to mobilize indigenous youth to seek out elders among the Tribes of the Colorado River watershed for purposes of creating a video interview about water. The interviews will seek what traditional ecological knowledge tribal elders may be willing to share on society’s relationship with the waters and ecology of the … Continue reading Mini Grants Available for Indigenous Media Projects
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQB1_BdbOos Forrest Cuch is a member of the Northern Ute Tribe. He lives in Roosevelt, UT near the Green River. This film is a part of our Indigenous Media Project. Mini-grants are available to indigenous youth who are willing to interview Elders about their relationship with the waters of the Colorado River Basin and … Continue reading The Sacred Waters of the Colorado River – an Interview with Forrest Cuch
The Bureau of Reclamation is currently in the process of negotiating two contracts with the State of Utah for releases of water from Flaming Gorge Dam. A Draft Environmental Assessment on the Green River Block Exchange Contract is currently up and comments are due by October 19, 2018.
Utah's Big Water Grab written by Mark Sundeen and published in Outside Magazine.
“This plan would turn plateaus into strip mines, pull precious water from our rivers, and cause dangerous climate and ozone pollution. It’s everything the Colorado River Basin doesn’t need,” said John Weisheit, Conservation groups today formally opposed the Trump administration’s plan to facilitate the first commercial oil shale development in the United States, a massive … Continue reading Conservation Groups Oppose Massive Utah Oil Shale Project