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Original Post ➡️ Testimony focuses on rights to life, health, culture, environment and water The white Mesa Uranium Mill on Saturday as seen from EcoFlight on Oct. 22, 2022. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald) The inter-American Commission on Human Rights heard about the contamination of Native American lands by uranium extraction and milling during a thematic hearing ...
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Original Post ➡️ Water quality expert left role in November citing lack of engagement by federal agency The Gladstone water treatment facility at the heart of the Bonita Peak Mining District visible from a 2016 EcoFlight. The Environmental Protection Agency is responding to criticisms leveled by the former chairman of the BPMD Community Advisory Group, ...
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Original Post FILE PHOTO – Tri-State’s Craig Station power plant, seen here in January 2023.Amber Delay/Craig Press State Coal Transition Community funding will be used to create a Northwest Small Business Development Center satellite office to serve Moffat, Rio Blanco and Routt counties as local communities in that region look to diversify their economies.According to ...
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Original Post A May 2023 aerial view of Lead’s Open Cut, which was part of the Homestake Mine. Although gold was discovered in the Black Hills in the 1870s, South Dakota didn’t impose a tax on gold mining until 1935. (Seth Tupper/South Dakota Searchlight, via EcoFlight) When lawmakers convened in Pierre during the depths of ...
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Original Post ➡️ The Colorado River flows through the Shoshone diversion structure on Jan. 29, 2024. The diversion structure routes river water into the hydropower plant. Alex Hager/KUNC / EcoFlight In Colorado, the water that comes from our taps and keeps our fields growing can be in limited supply. That means heated debates over water ...
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Original Post ➡️ Flooded rice fields next to the Sutter Bypass, seen Feb. 13, provide habitat for migratory birds and food for salmon. | Camille von Kaenel/POLITICO SPOTTED IN THE AIR: Nonprofit EcoFlight hosted aerial tours today of flooded rice fields and wetland restoration projects in the North Sacramento Valley on behalf of a coalition ...
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Original Post ➡️ In Montana’s Crazy Mountains, private landowners have restricted access to public lands, including in the Sweet Grass Creek drainage, shown here. PHOTO BY BRUCE GORDON/ECOFLIGHT As a wave of wealth sweeps Montana, landowners are blocking the public from public lands.We had followed the trail for a half mile when it ran headlong into ...
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Original Post ➡️ The Faraday Copper project is an open-pit copper mine proposed along a strech of land in the Gailuro Mountains north of Tucson.EcoFlight On a breezy morning late last year, Roger Featherstone, director of the conservation group Arizona Mining Reform Coalition, hovered over a microphone attached to headphones and stared out of the ...
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Original Post ➡️ Aspen, the tempest in a teapot, makes a relatively small footprint in the upper Roaring Fork Valley against the dramatic backdrop of Aspen Mountain. This quaint grid of streets has fostered an embattled community for decades as economic, social and cultural changes have wrought a series of identity crises, the most current ...
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Original Post ➡️ The Shoshone Hydroelectric Facility sits beneath a busy stretch of Interstate 70 on Jan. 26, 2024. The Colorado River District is poised to spend $98.5 million on rights to its water in an effort to keep the Colorado River flowing for farms and cities in Western Colorado. Alex Hager/KUNC Colorado’s Glenwood Canyon ...
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