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

Lawsuit Launched Over Massive Utah Oil Shale Development

Project Threatens Endangered Species, River Flows, Climate February 26, 2019 SALT LAKE CITY— Conservation groups today issued a notice of intent to sue the Trump administration for approving rights-of-way for pipelines and powerlines that pave the way for the nation’s first commercial oil shale development. The massive Enefit project in Utah’s Uintah Basin would drain … Continue reading Lawsuit Launched Over Massive Utah Oil Shale Development

Conservation Groups Oppose Massive Utah Oil Shale Project

“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