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Original Post ➡️ An aerial view of the White Mesa Mill’s tailing cells, which hold the radioactive waste left from the uranium-milling process.Dom Smith / EcoFlight A new report released Tuesday argues a uranium mill in southeast Utah is acting as an unregulated radioactive waste site. Tribal members and environmentalists are now calling for changes on how ...
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Will new wind project impact emergency communications?

Original Post ➡️ TWIN FALLS — Could a wind project affect 911 communications? State and local agencies have expressed concerns that the Lava Ridge Wind Project could interfere with emergency communications. An up to 400-turbine operation on 73,000 acres of public land in south-central Idaho, the Lava Ridge Wind Project is moving through the Environmental ...
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Original Post ➡️ Water managers in the Colorado River Basin have tried to keep Lake Powell from falling under 3,525 feet — it’s likely to happen soon. Lake Powell is seen in a November 2019 aerial photo from the nonprofit EcoFlight. In the next week or two, the water level at Lake Powell is likely ...
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River basin experts see winter drought indicators continue

Original Post ➡️ The Yampa River in Western Moffat County, seen here from a camera mounted on an EcoFlight plane touring Northwest Colorado with Friends of the Yampa on Feb. 4. EcoFlight/Courtesy As industries across the Western Slope continue to watch snow and water levels as the days until summer close in, the Colorado River ...
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City, county come together on future goals

Original Post ➡️ Top priorities include ARPA fund usage, housing The city of Craig, as seen from an EcoFlight tour of the Yampa Valley with Friends of the Yampa on Friday, Feb. 4, 2022. Dylan Anderson/Steamboat Pilot & Today City and county leadership met together Tuesday as part of an ongoing attempt to unite the ...
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Photos: Northwest Colorado from above

Original Post ➡️ Earlier this month, EcoFlight and Friends of the Yampa flew across Northwest Colorado in a small plane with a mounted camera and took these photos hoping to educate and advocate for the river. The White River winds west out of the Flat Tops Mountains, seen here from a camera mounted on an ...
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Hayden Town Council approves simplified developmental code

Original Post ➡️ Hayden is seen from the air during an EcoFlight tour of the Yampa Valley with Friends of the Yampa on Friday, Feb. 4, 2022. Hayden Town Council approved an updated development code on Thursday, Feb. 17, putting the code better in line with the town’s direction and simplifying what’s been described as ...
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Original Post ➡️ For 20 years, the nonprofit EcoFlight has offered politicians and press, scientists and students the big picture of the West We all have our favorite “little-engine that could” nonprofits—the ones not on most people’s radar, not the Red Cross or UNICEF, but rather the little fellas doing enormous work. My favorite actually has little ...
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Why Utah mining officials have shut down the Coal Hollow Mine near Alton

Original Post ➡️ Coal Hollow Mine has been long plagued with compliance violations and nonpayment of property taxes | courtesy of EcoFlight Utah’s Coal Hollow strip mine near Alton has been shut down by state regulators after failing to provide a $13.4 million bond. State mining regulators this week shut down a southern Utah coal ...
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View of Yampa Valley from above hopes to educate, advocate for river

Click for Original Post ➡️ From the town of Yampa, the Flat Tops seem like a distant wall, separating meadows from the more arid terrain to the West. But from the sky, the wilderness expands beyond the horizon with snowy ridge after snowy ridge towering over the White River National Forest. These mountains serve as ...
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