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CBS Denver 2-28-20

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TUSAYAN – In a clearing on Forest Road 305, about 15 miles south of Grand Canyon National Park, an enormous steel headframe towers beside a retention pond. Beneath the headframe, a mine shaft drops 1,400 feet into the earth. This is the Canyon Mine, which opened in 1986 to extract uranium. A handful of employees ...
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PHOENIX – A Phoenix company wants to build two massive hydroelectric projects on the Little Colorado River, a main tributary of the Colorado River, which carves the Grand Canyon. Environmentalists and Native Americans say the projects threaten life within the Canyon and would defile sacred land. Pumped Hydro Storage LLC has applied for permits to ...
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Video: Dam Plans Opposed | Cronkite News

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Several national environmental organizations are trying to stop proposals for four dams on the Little Colorado River. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports, they’re urging federal officials to deny initial applications for the projects. The confluence of the Colorado and Little Colorado rivers, near the site of the proposed dam sites by Phoenix-based Pumped Hydro Storage.CREDIT RYAN ...
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Environmentalists, mining companies wait for Congress to act

BIDÁÁ’ HA’AZT’I’ and TUSAYAN, Ariz. Amber Reimondo, along with the Grand Canyon Trust, has been working all year to see a permanent mining ban in the Grand Canyon go through Congress. They began to achieve that objective on Oct. 30 when the bill passed the U.S. House by a vote of 236 to 185. The ...
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AWARD-WINNING WRITER SUSAN MARSH, A FORMER FOREST SERVICE NATURALIST AND WILDLANDS MANAGER, EXPRESSES WORRY THAT IS ON THE MINDS OF MANY IN HER FAMOUS VALLEY https://mountainjournal.org/growth-is-pushing-parts-of-jackson-hole-to-burst-at-its-seams The town of Jackson, hub of Teton County, Wyoming and a busy hive of human activity, may look quaint from the sky. However, the tentacles of its tourist-driven economy ...
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Bears Ears—a 1.9-million-acre wedge of Utah that is under threat—is home to landmarks such as Cedar Mesa, Valley of the Gods, the Abajo Mountains, and the crack-climbing mecca of Indian Creek. Original article: https://rockandice.com/climbing-news/the-battle-for-indian-creek-bears-ears-rob-bishop-the-access-fund/?cn-reloaded=1 From high above the rusted desert, Canyonlands looked vacant, boundless and wide-open. Massive rock formations down on the sandy floor—jagged cliffs, rock ...
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Click here for original post Photo courtesy Renee RamgeLea Linse, a founder of the Thompson Divide Action Club at Colorado Rocky Mountain School, presents a stack of more than 1,000 letters to BLM office manager Steve Bennett. The letters urge Bennett to allow gas drilling leases in Thompson Divide to expire this year, as they ...
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Students offered chance to question the gas industry

Click here for original post Special to the Post IndependentStudents at the Colorado Rocky Mountain School in Carbondale had the opportunity to ask energy officials and experts some hard-hitting questions two weeks ago. At the first session this year of EcoFlight’s Kestrel Student Project, a roundtable discussion was held on May 23 to introduce students ...
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