User: flenvcenter Topic: Land-Regional
Category: Land Management :: Mining
Last updated: Feb 26 2017 06:54 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Utah, Kennecott rank high in EPA's list on toxic materials 26.2.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Utah has emerged as one of the nation’s biggest releasers of toxic materials, jumping from 17th in 2005 all the way to fourth in the latest inventory from the Environmental Protection Agency, which includes data from 2015. Utah trails only Alaska, Nevada and Texas. This rise in the rankings isn’t because Utah companies are unleashing more material loaded with lead or chlorine — the overall amount of toxic material released remained relatively steady. But the United States as a whole has seen a d... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Inside the fight to undo BLM’s planning overhaul 22.2.2017 High Country News Most Recent
In latest skirmish of land wars, Congress supports mining and ranching.
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Uranium tailings were once found at proposed Salt Lake City homeless shelter site -- though records show apparent cleanup 21.2.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Opponents of a proposed Sugar House homeless shelter now have the option to go nuclear. Salt Lake City has learned during the due diligence period for a $7 million land purchase that the site was once home to radioactive tailings from a long-shuttered uranium mill. Documents indicate that the property near 653 E. Simpson Ave. was part of a nationwide federal cleanup ordered by Congress in the late 1970s, but landowner records don’t reveal the precise location of the tailings or the steps taken t...
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Harry Reid exits the ring 20.2.2017 High Country News Most Recent
In an era of political gridlock, Congress loses a leader who got things done for the West.
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Three decades later, film premieres recounting tragedy, heroism of Wilberg Mine fire 15.2.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
A documentary recounting the 1984 Wilberg Mine disaster, told through the voices of the Utah miners who risked their lives in a futile effort to save 27 colleagues trapped behind intense flames, will premiere Thursday in Castle Dale. The hourlong film “Remember Wilberg” will be shown at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. at Emery High School in Castle Dale, within eyeshot of the hardscrabble canyon where the 27 miners died in the Dec. 19, 1984, blaze, the worst mine fire in U.S. history. It also will have a spe...
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The West’s coal giant is going down 14.2.2017 High Country News Most Recent
7 things you need to know about Navajo Generating Station’s 2019 closure.
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House votes to kill BLM “Planning 2.0” rule aimed at giving residents of Colorado and the West greater control over public land 8.2.2017 Denver Post: All Political News
House Republicans on Tuesday voted to kill a Bureau of Land Management rule that gives Americans more of a voice in large-scale planning for projects using public land, including 8.4 million acres in Colorado.
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River of healing 6.2.2017 High Country News Most Recent
Can veterans find solace on the River of No Return?
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Trump on energy; Obamacare numbers; guerilla archiving 6.2.2017 High Country News Most Recent
HCN.org news in brief.
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It’s wrong to blame the EPA for the Gold King spill 1.2.2017 Writers on the Range
Without the private sector, neither the mine nor its toxic legacy would exist.
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What’s at stake if Congress cuts methane regs 31.1.2017 High Country News Most Recent
‘Tailings wars’ of the past provide perspective on today’s flaring rules.
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Latest: Future mining blocked around the Kalmiopsis 30.1.2017 High Country News Most Recent
The moratorium will extend for 20 years.
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Moving Mountains to help guests create enduring family memories 28.1.2017 Steamboat Pilot
The full-service ski vacation concept behind Robin and Heather Craigen's Moving Mountains luxury vacation property management company has enjoyed so much success in the past five years that Robin Craigen wonders aloud if he could export the concept of a catered ski chalet to another ski area about 100 miles southeast of Steamboat Springs. “Will we grow outside of Steamboat? I haven’t settled on it, but we can only get and retain a certain number of people to come to Steamboat,” company President and CEO Robin Craigen said, adding there may be “huge gaps in Vail/Beaver Creek,” for people who want the kind of individualized attention guests at Moving Mountains enjoy. Picture a multi-family, multi-million dollar vacation home that can include a private shopper and fully catered meals, freeing adults from the time-consuming task of keeping a mob of young cousins fed. Robin Craigen has a term for this luxury: the “time benefit of money.” “I am sometimes frankly amazed that people take ski vacations,” he said. ...
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Bird deaths draw focus on brimming toxic pit 24.1.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Butte, Mont. • It was an unusual and unfortunate confluence of events: A larger-than-normal number of geese was making a later-than-normal migration over Montana when a snowstorm blew in at the wrong time and sent them soaring to the wrong place. The throngs of white birds splashed down in a 50 billion-gallon toxic stew in a former copper mine that is part of the nation’s largest Superfund site. At least 3,000 died. Residents of this mining city say the snow goose deaths this fall were a wake-up... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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An exception, not a ‘loophole’ 23.1.2017 Current Issue
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What happens after Standing Rock? 23.1.2017 Current Issue
Protesters from afar didn’t just take a stand in North Dakota — they brought the movement back home.
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Feds approve Colowyo Coal Mine&#39;s Collom expansion 20.1.2017 Steamboat Pilot
The Collom expansion at Colowyo Coal Mine received final approval from federal officials, according to a press release from Tri-State Generation & Transmission, Inc. The expansion adds 28 acres to current federal coal leases and will give the mine access to another 79 million tons of federal coal. In turn, it helps secure Colowyo’s 220 jobs for at least another two decades. “Given the shortfalls that the county is facing, anytime we get news like this, it may only be a portion of the pie, but it’s a huge portion,” said Moffat County Commissioner and former Craig Mayor Ray Beck. “We know this won’t only impact our budget, but it will impact the local economy and local business.” Unlike Colowyo’s current mining operation at the South Taylor Pit, half of which lies in Rio Blanco County, the Collom expansion lies entirely in Moffat County. All relevant tax revenues from mining coal from the Collom development will therefore stream into Moffat County. “It’s great news for the county,” said Moffat County ...
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Gehrke: Water war between landowners and Salt Lake City flows into Utah Capitol 18.1.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Turns out, water isn’t the only thing that flows downhill out of the Cottonwood canyons. For years, a group of landowners in Big Cottonwood Canyon have been locked in battles with Salt Lake City over land ownership and access to water, first in the courts and now, it appears, in the state Capitol. The property owners have enlisted the help of the head of a state commission created to conserve lands that now is considering whether to roll back a law on the books for more than a century that lets ... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Tuesday on TV: TV Land is going to start 'Throwing Shade' 17.1.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Tonight, TV Land premieres its first late-night show — and your guess is almost as good as mine. I have seen a couple of sketches from “Throwing Shade (11 p.m., TV Land). And I’ve heard the hosts, Erin Gibson and Bryan Safi, talk about it a bit. But episodes will be shot within a day or so of airing, so I haven’t seen a completed installment either. Basically, hosts Erin Gibson and Bryan Safi — veterans of “Funny or Die” — riff on things and make fun of things. “It’s based on our podcast that we...
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National park visits hits record high for 3rd straight year 17.1.2017 Denver Post: National News Headlines
Visits to U.S. national parks set a record in 2016 for the third consecutive year as landmarks such Zion, Yellowstone and Rocky Mountain experienced historic levels of popularity that brought collateral headaches stemming from overcrowded roads and trails and increasing visitor misbehavior.
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