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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

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

Against All Mining: The Kennecott Mine Must Be Stopped

This is an excerpt from an early draft of a forthcoming book about how “green technology” and “renewable energy” will not save the planet. One of the largest copper mines in the world is the Kennecott Bingham Canyon Mine, which is just outside Salt Lake City in the Oquirrh Mountains. Flying into the city, you … Continue reading Against All Mining: The Kennecott Mine Must Be Stopped

Press Release: Community Education Against the SNWA Water Grab – January 11th in SLC

By Deep Green Resistance Great Basin It sounds like a bad business plan: Las Vegas is planning a $15 billion project to extract water from the driest places in the country. Ranchers, farmers, indigenous and rural communities, hunters, and environmentalists are coming together to oppose the project, and clean air activists from Salt Lake City … Continue reading Press Release: Community Education Against the SNWA Water Grab – January 11th in SLC

Groundwater Pipeline Threatens Great Basin Desert, Indigenous Groups

nBy Michael Carter, Deep Green Resistance Colorado Plateau The Pipeline Proposal The Great Basin stretches from Utah’s Great Salt Lake to the Sierra Nevada Mountains and from southern Idaho to southern California.  About seven inches of rain falls in Nevada a year, and   some areas receive less than five.  The Great Basin is a cold … Continue reading Groundwater Pipeline Threatens Great Basin Desert, Indigenous Groups

Max Wilbert: Declaring Our Resistance: Oil Shale in Utah

By Max Wilbert / Deep Green Resistance Great Basin On April 19th, myself and other organizers from the Salt Lake City community attended the Morning Energy Update, a meeting hosted by the Utah State Office of Energy Development. The meeting was held in a small conference room at the World Trade Center Utah building. The … Continue reading Max Wilbert: Declaring Our Resistance: Oil Shale in Utah

Steel Production in Perspective: A Global Warming Analysis

While global warming is a topic of conversation and news coverage every day around the world,‭ ‬the basic raw materials that drive the global economy are rarely discussed as being involved.‭ ‬But these materials play a key role in global environmental issues.

Where do plastics come from‭? ‬How is paint made‭? ‬How do simple electronics,‭ ‬like land line telephones,‭ ‬come to be‭? ‬How does the electric grid itself come to be‭? ‬And in a world that is being wracked by warming,‭ ‬how do these basic industrial technologies impact the climate‭? ... Continue reading →

Press Release: Communities of Resistance Teach-in in Salt Lake City, March 16-17

By Deep Green Resistance Great Basin A two-day teach-in focused on community organizing, activism, direct action, and issues facing Utah communities comes to Salt Lake City the weekend of March 16th and 17th. The event, “Communities of Resistance,” will feature presentations and trainings from Goshute Tribal Chairman Ed Naranjo, community organizer and filmmaker Simón Sedillo, … Continue reading Press Release: Communities of Resistance Teach-in in Salt Lake City, March 16-17

Event: Communities of Resistance teach-in – March 16th & 17th

Sponsored by: Deep Green Resistance Great Basin chapter, SLC Brown Berets, and Decolonize Salt Lake City. __________________________________ Two days of Presentations and Trainings: – Goshute Tribal Chairman Ed Naranjo on the SNWA (Southern Nevada Water Authority) proposed water pipeline to steal groundwater from the Goshute Reservation. – Community organizer and filmmaker Simón Sedillo shows his … Continue reading Event: Communities of Resistance teach-in – March 16th & 17th

DGR Great Basin demonstrates in solidarity with Tar Sands Blockade

By Deep Green Resistance Great Basin The Great Basin Chapter of Deep Green Resistance participated in a demonstration in solidarity with the ongoing Tar Sands Blockade today in Salt Lake City. The Tar Sands blockade has been obstructing the construction of the southern portion of the Keystone XL pipeline, which would eventually carry oil from … Continue reading DGR Great Basin demonstrates in solidarity with Tar Sands Blockade