By Will Falk / Originally published in Canary Literary Magazine Featured image: “Smog, Salt Lake Valley, and Wasatch Mountains” by Max Wilbert, CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 I want to give up. Each morning the headlines are heavier and my heart buckles under the load. A United Nations report, prepared by 145 experts from 50 countries, warns … Continue reading Until Only Scars Remain
via The Pinyon-Juniper Alliance The Pinyon-Juniper Alliance was formed several years ago to protect Pinyon-Pine and Juniper forests from destruction under the BLM’s and Forest Service’s misguided “restoration” plan. Since that time, we have attended public meetings, organized petitions, talked with politicians and locals, coordinated with other groups, written articles and given presentations, and commented … Continue reading From Pinyon-Juniper to Revolution
Featured image: Uintah Basin oil field by Center for Biological Diversity SALT LAKE CITY— Conservation groups today formally opposed the Trump administration’s plan to facilitate the first commercial oil shale development in the United States, a massive Utah project that would generate enormous greenhouse gas and deadly ozone pollution in regions already exceeding federal air-pollution … Continue reading Massive Utah Oil Shale Project Threatens Public Health, Water Supply
Featured image: Supporters of the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments during a rally Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017 in Salt Lake City. AP Photo/Rick Bowmer by Nicholas Bryner, University of California, Los Angeles; Eric Biber, University of California, Berkeley; Mark Squillace, University of Colorado, and Sean B. Hecht, University of California, Los Angeles / The … Continue reading President Trump’s National Monument Rollback is Illegal and Likely to be Reversed in Court
by Center for Biological Diversity WASHINGTON —Hours after President Donald Trump issued a proclamation taking an axe to Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in Utah, conservation organizations today filed a lawsuit attacking the order as an abuse of the president’s power. Earthjustice is representing eight organizations in a suit charging that the president violated the 1906 … Continue reading Lawsuit Targets Trump’s Slashing of Protections at Utah’s Grand Staircase-Escalante
Featured image by Michelle McCarron Editor’s note: This is the latest installment from Will Falk as he follows the Colorado River from headwaters to delta, before heading to court to argue for the Colorado River to be recognized as having inherent rights. More details on the lawsuit are here. The index of dispatches is here. by Will … Continue reading Colorado River Dispatch #2: Headwaters
Featured image by Michelle McCarron Editor’s note: This is the latest installment from Will Falk as he follows the Colorado River from headwaters to delta, before heading to court to argue for the Colorado River to be recognized as having inherent rights. More details on the lawsuit are here. The index of dispatches is here. by Will … Continue reading Colorado River Dispatch #1: What Does the River Need?
On Monday, September 25, five members of Deep Green Resistance (DGR) filed a first-in-the-nation lawsuit – Colorado River v. Colorado – in the United States District Court, District of Denver seeking personhood for the Colorado River and recognition of the river’s rights to exist, flourish, regenerate, and naturally evolve. The lawsuit has catalyzed a national conversation … Continue reading Rights for the Colorado River!
Editor’s note: This is the third installment in a multi-part series. Browse the New Park City Witness index to read more. by Will Falk / Deep Green Resistance Author’s Note: A member of Park City’s city government recently asked me why I write about Park City when Park City is doing so much for the environment, … Continue reading New Park City Witness: Why Write About Park City?
Featured image: Bonanza Flats Editor’s note: This is the second installment in a multi-part series. Browse the New Park City Witness index to read more. by Will Falk / Deep Green Resistance Before murdering millions during the Holocaust, the Nazis referred to Jews as rats. After murdering 17 people and lobotomizing some of his victims in … Continue reading New Park City Witness: The Problems With “Open Space”