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The U.S. is Losing the Climate Change War

We need to face the truth. In Park City, like everywhere in the world, we are losing the climate-change war. The Park Record’s November 18 article, “Environmentalists search for silver linings,” by David Hampshire, declared that Election Day was not a great day for environmentalists. To support his claim, Hampshire cited Donald Trump’s statements about canceling the Paris Climate Agreement and stopping payments of US tax dollars to UN global-warming programs. ... Continue reading →

Bears Ears Alternative Moves Into House of Representatives as Opponents Cry Land Grab

     by Kim Baca / Indian Country Today Media Network A congressional bill touted as an alternative to the Bears Ears proposal, an intertribal request to designate nearly two million acres of land as a national monument in southeast Utah, is moving forward to the full House of Representatives. The Utah Public Lands Initiative Act, H.R. … Continue reading Bears Ears Alternative Moves Into House of Representatives as Opponents Cry Land Grab

DEAD SEAS: Great Salt Lake faces ruin

Jeremy P. Jacobs, E&E reporter Greenwire: Monday, July 11, 2016 America’s iconic Great Salt Lake is rapidly shrinking due to drought, climate change and misguided water management schemes. Utah is considering another major water diversion project that would further deplete the lake’s inflows. Photo by Jeremy P. Jacobs. Article updated at 5:18 p.m. EDT. SALT … Continue reading DEAD SEAS: Great Salt Lake faces ruin

Right-wing militant charged for planting a bomb at BLM building

Featured image: Bill Keebler, from his Facebook page. A federal felony complaint reveals that the feds are continuing to investigate right-wing extremism on US public lands. By Tay Wiles / High Country News On the night of June 21, members of the Patriots Defense Force militia allegedly planted a bomb at a Bureau of Land … Continue reading Right-wing militant charged for planting a bomb at BLM building

Twenty Arrested at Utah Tar Sands Mine

By Canyon Country Rising Tide SUNDAY JUNE 19, PR SPRINGS, UT: Thirty people walked onto the country’s first tar sands mine and sowed seeds to regrow land destroyed by tar sands – a fossil fuel more polluting than coal and oil. With butterfly puppets, songs, and banners, protesters trespassed onto the mine site and took … Continue reading Twenty Arrested at Utah Tar Sands Mine

Utah Lawmakers Scheme to Fund California Coal Terminal

By Center for Biological Diversity SALT LAKE CITY­— Republican lawmakers in Utah are attempting an eleventh-hour maneuver that would use $53 million in state sales tax money to pay for a California coal-export terminal. According to the Salt Lake Tribune, Senate Majority Whip Stuart Adams (R-Layton) has proposed using $53 million in sales-tax revenue targeted … Continue reading Utah Lawmakers Scheme to Fund California Coal Terminal

Bears Ears Coalition Splits From “Disrespectful” Congressmen

Featured image:  The Abajo Mountains, among the numerous sacred sites contained in the 1.9 million-acre proposed monument of Bears Ears. Photo by Tim Peterson. By Anne Minard / Indian Country Today Media Network Native advocates for the creation of Bears Ears National Monument in southeastern Utah will begin meetings later this month with the administration of President … Continue reading Bears Ears Coalition Splits From “Disrespectful” Congressmen

Motorized access advocates “Bureau of Renegades” arrested for assault

By Rudy Herndon, Moab Sun News Randall Gaines and Misty McKee were fast asleep early one morning last month when the sound of “obnoxious banging” outside their Wingate Avenue home jolted them awake and out of bed. Before the couple could even get from their bedroom into the hallway to find out what was happening, … Continue reading Motorized access advocates “Bureau of Renegades” arrested for assault

BLM Utah Halts Oil and Gas Lease Sale

By Center for Biological Diversity SALT LAKE CITY— Climate activists are celebrating today as the Bureau of Land Management made a last-minute decision to halt an oil and gas lease sale owing to a “high level of public interest.” Dozens of citizens were planning to protest the auction on Tuesday morning in Salt Lake City. … Continue reading BLM Utah Halts Oil and Gas Lease Sale

Federal Judge in Utah Strikes Down Prairie Dog Protection

Editor’s note: Deep Green Resistance members, working together with Wildlands Defense and local activists, have been working hard to defend prairie dogs in Colorado for the past year. Thus far they have had several victories, protecting hundreds of prairie dogs from extermination. Learn more about their campaigns, click here. Meanwhile, in Utah, a federal judge … Continue reading Federal Judge in Utah Strikes Down Prairie Dog Protection