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Canyon Country Rising Tide and Others Plan a Weekend of Action AgainstNuclear Plant

From our friends at Canyon Country Rising Tide Moab, UT More than a dozen organizations and Indian tribes have announced plans to assemble on the outskirts of Green River, Utah, on May 19th to protest a proposed nuclear power plant near the banks of the town’s namesake river. “This issue affects more than just southern … Continue reading Canyon Country Rising Tide and Others Plan a Weekend of Action AgainstNuclear Plant

New NSA surveillance center will track everything from private emails to parking receipts

By James Bamford, Wired The spring air in the small, sand-dusted town has a soft haze to it, and clumps of green-gray sagebrush rustle in the breeze. Bluffdale sits in a bowl-shaped valley in the shadow of Utah’s Wasatch Range to the east and the Oquirrh Mountains to the west. It’s the heart of Mormon … Continue reading New NSA surveillance center will track everything from private emails to parking receipts

Obama greenlights 1,300 gas well project in proposed Utah wilderness area

By the Natural Resources Defense Council The Obama administration’s decision today authorizing nearly 1,300 new natural gas wells in Utah’s Desolation Canyon wilderness and other remote areas will degrade the pristine region’s air quality and hurt the state’s tourism industry, according to a coalition of environmental groups. In approving the so-called Gasco development project, the … Continue reading Obama greenlights 1,300 gas well project in proposed Utah wilderness area

Under Utah bill, videotaping a factory farm equal to assaulting a police officer on second offense

By Will Potter / Green is the New Red Utah is the latest state to consider new laws targeting undercover investigators who expose animal welfare abuses on factory farms. A new bill would make photographing animal abuse on par with assaulting a police officer. Rep. John Mathis calls undercover investigators “animal rights terrorists,” and says … Continue reading Under Utah bill, videotaping a factory farm equal to assaulting a police officer on second offense