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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, tzukoski@biologicaldiversity.org Michael Toll, Grand Canyon Trust, (303) 309-2165, mtoll@grandcanyontrust.org Alex Hardee, Earthjustice, (303) 996-9612, ahardee@earthjustice.org Sarah Stock, Living Rivers and Colorado Riverkeeper, (435) 260-8557, sarah.livingrivers@gmail.com Jonny Vasic, Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment, (385) 707-3677, jvasicuphe@gmail.com 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, john@livingrivers.org Robin Silver, Center for Biological Diversity, (602) 799-3275, rsilver@biologicaldiversity.org Zachary Frankel, Utah Rivers Council, (801) 699-1856, zach@utahrivers.org 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 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