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Original story: https://www.aspenjournalism.org/2020/02/22/quarry-in-marble-facing-scrutiny-from-federal-state-regulators-in-wake-of-diesel-spill/ Vehicles and machinery were parked outside the entrances to the marble galleries of the Pride of America Mine in January. The quarry operators Colorado Stone Quarries are facing scrutiny from federal and state agencies after an October diesel spill.Mike Stevens/EcoFlight MARBLE — Colorado Stone Quarries, the operator of Marble’s famed Yule quarry, is ...
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Las Vegas Sun 2-16-20 Proposed National Monument South Of Vegas

Click here for original post Proposed national monument south of Las Vegas gets boost from lands bill By Miranda Willson Linda Otero isn’t used to thinking in terms of man-made borders and boundaries. As a member of the Fort Mojave Indian Tribe, she believes all of the natural world originated at Avi Kwa Ame, known in English ...
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CBS Denver 2-28-20

Original story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OzgytDFhLE
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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

Video by Melanie Porter/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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