User: flenvcenter Topic: Land-Regional
Category: Land Management :: Mining
Last updated: Dec 01 2016 13:55 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Kane and Garfield counties sue BLM and Interior, say coal lease moratorium threatens rural Utah 1.12.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
If a moratorium of new coal leases on federal lands continues, it will economically devastate rural Utah communities, eliminating hundreds of jobs and closing crucial mine sites, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday by Kane and Garfield counties. The two counties — along with Rural Utah Alliance, a nonprofit focused on land ownership — are suing the U.S. Department of the Interior and its secretary, Sally Jewell, as well as the Bureau of Land Management and its director, Neil Kornze. The lawsu... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Outdoor industry will be added to the calculus of the nation’s gross domestic product 30.11.2016 Denver Post: News: Local
Makers of outdoor gear, retailers and recreation providers for the first time will be part of the federal government's annual assessment of the national economy, marking what the outdoor industry hopes is a shift from being important to essential.
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Obama’s rush to the end 29.11.2016 High Country News Most Recent
Keeping track of rulemaking, policy decisions and other last actions before the Trump administration’s inauguration.
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How to love a weird and perfect wilderness 28.11.2016 High Country News Most Recent
A desolate Oregon landscape offers lessons on the modern wild.
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Could land speed racing fade from Bonneville Salt Flats? 28.11.2016 High Country News Most Recent
Utah’s changing landscape casts doubt on the future of a sport.
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Navajo Nation medicine man brought the rain during eight decades of service to his people 27.11.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
As his father chanted next to a growing wildfire on Navajo Mountain, Albert Holiday watched from his post outside a coal mine 18 miles away. He couldn’t make out his father’s figure from that distance, but it didn’t matter. Albert Holiday knew what would happen: After a traditional song from the nation’s medicine man, the rain would come. He fixed his eyes on the smoky horizon, waiting for the clouds to form. They did. And then the fire was extinguished. “He knew the prayers to it and the songs ...
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What does a Trump administration mean for Western public lands? 27.11.2016 Denver Post: Opinion
While the incoming Trump administration's promises for more drilling and mining on public lands may sound like relief to fossil-fuel industries, it sounds like déjà vu all over again.
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Navajo Nation celebrates the life of 100-year-old medicine man who died Thursday 27.11.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
As his father chanted next to a growing wildfire on Navajo Mountain, Albert Holiday watched from his post outside a coal mine 18 miles away. He couldn’t make out his father’s figure from that distance, but it didn’t matter. Alberty Holiday knew what would happen: After a traditional song from the nation’s medicine man, the rain would come. He fixed his eyes on the smoky horizon, waiting for the clouds to form. They did. And then the fire was extinguished. “He knew the prayers to it and the songs... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Mining to skiing: a Park County plan to stir economic opportunity from polluted legacy 25.11.2016 Denver Post: Local
The owner of nearly 3,000 acres encompassing Park County’s historic London mines is committed to cleaning up the zinc-laden water at as cost for that could reach tens of millions of dollars. To offset those costs, he is looking at options beyond more mining, like developing recreational amenities on the site.
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U.S. moves to block mining near Yellowstone National Park 22.11.2016 Denver Post: National News Headlines
U.S. officials on Monday blocked new mining claims outside Yellowstone National Park as the Obama administration races in its last days to keep industry out of natural and environmentally sensitive areas.
U.S. moves to block mining near Yellowstone 21.11.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Billings, Mont. • U.S. officials plan to block new mining claims outside Yellowstone National Park as the Obama administration races in its last days to keep industry out of pristine and environmentally sensitive areas. Mining claims on 30,000 acres north of the nation’s first national park would be prohibited for at least two years while a long-term ban is considered. Details were obtained by The Associated Press in advance of Monday’s formal announcement by Interior Secretary Sally Jewell. Int...
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How a rural New Mexican town recovered after mining’s death 15.11.2016 High Country News Most Recent
The disappearance of mining has hit many towns hard. But Raton, New Mexico is getting back on its feet.
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Southeastern Utah tribe worries about contamination 14.11.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
White Mesa • Concerns about possible water contamination has some residents of a remote Utah town considering relocation. Data suggest that an aquifer located below the White Mesa uranium mill contains multiple contaminants, but there’s disagreement about whether the pollution is related to natural hazards, or coming from the current mill or past mining and industry in southeastern Utah. And regardless the source, residents say, state, federal and even tribal leaders don’t seem concerned about t...
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Real reporting for a divided country 11.11.2016 High Country News Most Recent
A post-election message from our publisher.
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Arizona soldier among 3 killed in attack in Jordan 8.11.2016 azcentral.com | Arizona Elections
A Tucson man was identified Sunday as one of three U.S. Army sergeants killed in an attack at a Jordanian military ...
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Report: Financial services driving office market 5.11.2016 azcentral.com | business
Phoenix rates as an active secondary market for financial-services activities, helped by rising employment in the field and moderate costs, according to a new ...
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To build a better trail, Colorado Fourteeners Initiative is buying the summit of Mount Shavano 5.11.2016 Denver Post: Local
Athearn's Colorado Fourteeners Initiative considers the trail to the top one of the very worst in Colorado, needing about $2 million in repairs that the U.S. Forest Service can neither afford nor staff. But Colorado Fourteeners Initiative has a plan.
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1 year after Brazil dam break, residents don't trust water 4.11.2016 Durango Herald
One year after a dam of mine waste broke, sending metal-laden mud into Brazil's important Doce River, residents on the banks don't trust the water and fishermen are afraid to eat their catch
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The aftereffects of Malheur, wild horse dust-ups and firefighting 31.10.2016 Current Issue
HCN.org news in brief.
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Brazil valley waits for recovery from mine flood 29.10.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Bento Rodrigues, Brazil • Spreading below lush mountains, this valley is rich in mineral wealth, including veins of gold and one of the largest iron ore deposits in the planet, discoveries that turned the area into Brazil’s mining country and the birthplace of one of the world’s top producers of minerals. But to some residents, the industry turned on them a year ago when a dam holding back a giant pond of mine waste broke open, unleashing a tsunami of mud that killed 19 people, buried entire tow...
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