The Project The purpose of the proposed Uinta Basin Railway (UBR) is to connect Uinta Basin fossil fuels companies into the national rail network in order to allow them to access out-of-state and overseas markets. This idea has existed for decades with several past studies already having explored the idea, though it seems the project … Continue reading The Uinta Basin Railway: a fossil fuel disaster
Lawsuit Challenges Trump Administration Approval of Massive Utah Oil Shale Development
For Immediate Release, May 16, 2019 Contact: Ted Zukoski, Center for Biological Diversity, (303) 641-3149, firstname.lastname@example.org Michael Toll, Grand Canyon Trust, (303) 309-2165, email@example.com Alex Hardee, Earthjustice, (303) 996-9612, firstname.lastname@example.org Sarah Stock, Living Rivers and Colorado Riverkeeper, (435) 260-8557, email@example.com Jonny Vasic, Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment, (385) 707-3677, firstname.lastname@example.org Dan Mayhew, Utah … Continue reading Lawsuit Challenges Trump Administration Approval of Massive Utah Oil Shale Development
Lawsuit Challenges Utah’s New Green River Water Contract
For Immediate Release, March 21, 2019 Contacts: John Weisheit, Living Rivers and Colorado Riverkeeper, (435) 260-2590, email@example.com Robin Silver, Center for Biological Diversity, (602) 799-3275, firstname.lastname@example.org Zachary Frankel, Utah Rivers Council, (801) 699-1856, email@example.com Lawsuit Challenges Utah's New Green River Water Contract Trump Administration Failed to Consider Other Water Deals, Climate Change WASHINGTON― Conservation groups … Continue reading Lawsuit Challenges Utah’s New Green River Water Contract
Community Impact Board uses public funds to promote expansion of oil and gas development in the Uintah Basin
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).
Comment now on the Lake Powell Pipeline
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
The Precarious Plan for the Lake Powell Pipeline – by Emma Penrod at High Country News
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.
The Future of the Colorado River: a community symposium
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
Mini Grants Available for Indigenous Media Projects
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
The Sacred Waters of the Colorado River – an Interview with Forrest Cuch
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
Green River Block Exchange and Ultimate Phase Water Rights
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.