User: flenvcenter Topic: Land-Regional
Category: Land Management :: Mining
Last updated: Jun 22 2017 07:49 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Inmate, 20, at state facility in Lakewood commits suicide 22.6.2017 Denver Post: Local
A 20-year-old inmate committed suicide early Wednesday morning at the Mount View Youth Services Center in Lakewood.
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EPA prepares to slowly dam toxic mine waste leaking from Red and Bonita Mine at 300 gallons per minute 22.6.2017 Denver Post: Local
Shutting the bulkhead inside the Red and Bonita Mine is a huge test on mountains where miners who penetrated fissures and groundwater pathways left behind the geologic equivalent of Swiss cheese.
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Tribal nations fight removal of grizzly protections 20.6.2017 High Country News Most Recent
Leaders worry delisting could invite energy exploration in historic areas.
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Black bears kill 2 in Alaska, including teen in extreme race 20.6.2017 Denver Post: National News Headlines
Patrick Cooper had already turned around after reaching the halfway point in a popular mountain race in Alaska when he somehow veered off the trail and became lost. That's when the 16-year-old Anchorage boy encountered the black bear that would take his life in a rare predatory attack.
Utah trust lands agency nixes gravel pit lease in favor of selling scenic parcel near Capitol Reef 17.6.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
The dust may be settling over Teasdale’s gravel pit controversy, thanks to a decision by Utah trust lands officials to cancel a mineral lease on the 120-acre state-owned parcel in favor of selling it. For the past year, the site has been under lease to a Wayne County construction firm that recently won a court ruling that seemed to pave the way for an industrial operation in the scenic agricultural area. But on Wednesday, the School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration gave 30 days’ not... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke releases $1.1 billion in funds for state wildlife, fish restoration 15.6.2017 Denver Post: All Political News
U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Wednesday he would be releasing $1.1 billion in funds collected for state fish and wildlife restoration efforts, including $28 million for Colorado.
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Dead Dog fire in northwestern Colorado now 16,470 acres 14.6.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
The Dead Dog fire, burning on Colorado’s Western Slope, has more than doubled in size since Monday, scorching an estimated 16,470 acres by noon on Tuesday.
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Utah claims Bears Ears monument will kill uranium industry 10.6.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
The Obama administration pointedly excluded the White Canyon uranium district from the Bears Ears National Monument, disappointing the tribes that proposed the monument and paleontologists who hoped to see the canyons’ Triassic fossils protected. But President Barack Obama’s nod to mining interests isn’t stopping Utah officials from claiming that the 1.3-million-acre monument he designated last year will destroy the state’s uranium industry. In comments submitted to the Interior Department for S... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Colorado coal jobs drop to less than 1,000 as Tri-State New Horizon mine shuts 9.6.2017 Denver Post: Local
"If coal was a profitable way to generate electricity, then Tri-State would not be moving to shutter its mine and power plant." - WildEarth Guardians attorney Jeremy Nichols
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A fun romp through the atomic West 6.6.2017 High Country News Most Recent
Trump’s push for nuclear security could send ripples across the region.
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How Gillette — “the energy capital of the nation” — regained its power in the Trump era 3.6.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
Maybe it was President Donald Trump. Much was surely because of the market. But in times when corporate profits are mixed with politics, it was difficult for people here to see the difference.
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Best bet for Utah coal towns? Move away from coal, report says 2.6.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Even if coal will support their economies for a few more years, communities in Utah’s coal country should prepare in their own individual ways for the day when coal is no longer king, a new report says. “The successful communities will be those that prepare” for changes happening in rural areas of the state, concluded a Utah Foundation report released Thursday. The nonpartisan policy organization examined communities affected by declines in coal-related employment. Because the impact of these ... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Trump’s loyalty to coal is bad for taxpayers 1.6.2017 High Country News Most Recent
A Colorado mine is an example of industry benefiting at the public’s expense.
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Tribune Editorial: Noel is wrong to demand a 'royalty oath' from communities seeking grants 1.6.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Utah communities seeking to improve their facilities by tapping a pool of mineral royalties should not have to pledge their troth to the extractive economy just to get the help they deserve. A recent outburst from state Rep. Mike Noel, accusing the community of Torrey of rank hypocrisy for seeking funds to improve its municipal water system, proves that it is Noel, and not the good folks of Torrey, who needs some educating. A share of the royalties realized from mining and drilling on federal l...
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Don't oppose drilling if you want state cash, Utah lawmaker tells Torrey voters 30.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
The Fremont River winds through Torrey, but the historic southern Utah town gets its drinking water 15 miles away from springs on Thousand Lakes Mountain in Fishlake National Forest. Town leaders in the 1980s tapped this distant source with a 6-inch pipeline that has become inadequate as tourists continue to flock to this gateway to Capitol Reef National Park. But the pro-conservation politics of some residents may be working against Torrey’s quest for funding from the Utah Community Impact Boar... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Trump says legacy of the fallen 'will endure forever' 30.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Arlington, Va. • President Donald Trump on Monday expressed the nation’s “boundless” gratitude for the ultimate sacrifice paid by Americans defending the United States, dedicating his first Memorial Day address as commander in chief to a top Cabinet secretary and two other families who lost loved ones. Participating in the somber, annual observance at Arlington National Cemetery, Trump recounted the stories of Green Beret Capt. Andrew D. Byers of Colorado Springs and Christopher D. Horton of the...
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Meet Nevada’s cow cops 29.5.2017 High Country News Most Recent
Where crime scene investigators ride the range.
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Coal trains fewer as Appalachian railroads keep rolling 29.5.2017 Denver Post: Business
As the coal industry has fallen on lean times, so too have the businesses that supplied the mines, equipped miners and hauled coal out of the West Virginia mountains none more visible than the trains that once thundered around the clock along the shoulders of these hills.
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Op-ed: Utah politicians fall behind their own license plates 28.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
State departments of motor vehicles are often maligned for being behind the times, but in Utah, they seem to be nearly a century ahead of the politicians. The Utah DMV was truly prescient in 1942 when the Utah license plate proudly proclaimed Utah as the “Center Scenic America.” The first Utah chairlift had started spinning a few years earlier at Alta, but the economy was still centered around agriculture and mining. At that time, Park City and the Cottonwood canyons were still active mining a...
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Op-ed: Coal mining in Grand Staircase makes no sense 28.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
It does not make economic sense to open up the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument to coal mining — which would be a possibility if the monument boundary is redrawn. I have spent my career performing feasibility studies on coal mining projects around the world since I arrived in Utah 40 years ago. There is a time and place to develop a virgin coal project. This is neither the time nor the place. The coal deposit is in a high desert and very remote part of southern Utah with no paved road...
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