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Conservation Groups Wary of Central ID Mine Proposal

Original Post ➡️ The Stibnite mine project is located in portions of the Payette and Boise national forests. (EcoFlight) A proposed mining operation in central Idaho is raising concerns about possible damage to nearby fish and wildlife habitat. The U.S. Forest Service has released a Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Stibnite Gold Project, an open-pit ...
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Original Post ➡️ The move comes a day after Colorado’s largest electric company received federal permission to study the $1.6B project Unaweep Canyon near Grand Junction, Aug. 24, 2022. Xcel Energy wants to build a pumped-storage hydropower project in the canyon. (Hugh Carey, The Colorado Sun / EcoFlight)Xcel Energy has killed its plan to build ...
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Original Post ➡️ The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has accepted Xcel’s application for a preliminary permit to study a massive hydropower project in Unaweep Canyon, where residents are promising a fight. Unaweep Canyon near Grand Junction, Aug. 24, 2022. Xcel Energy wants to build a pumped-storage hydropower project in the canyon. (Hugh Carey, The Colorado ...
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Original Post ➡️ Ute Mountain Ute tribal members and community members join the spiritual walk against White Mesa Uranium Mill. (Photo by Tim Peterson/Grand Canyon Trust) The Ute Mountain Ute tribe in White Mesa, Utah, led a rally and spiritual walk this past Saturday to protest a radioactive waste dump and other activities at a ...
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Western tribes march against uranium mill in southeast Utah

Original Post ➡️ Annual march grew over last year; mill owners defend operations as safe The White Mesa uranium mill on Saturday as seen from EcoFlight. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald) A march against the White Mesa Mill Saturday in Utah was an energetic mix of Native American tribes, environmental groups and concerned citizens from the region. ...
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Original Post ➡️ Concerns are growing about the downstream impacts of Canadian mines. So much so that an American non-profit commissioned planes to give journalists and community leaders a bird’s-eye view of two sites It was the weirdest commute I’ve ever had. In September, I drove almost 380 kilometres from Vancouver, B.C., southeast to Wenatchee, ...
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What is the Camp Hale-Continental Divide National Monument?

Original Post ➡️ President Joe Biden designated thousands of acres of federal land in Colorado as a national monument on Wednesday, October 12, 2022. EcoFlight President Joe Biden designated thousands of acres of federal land in Colorado as a national monument on Wednesday, October 12, 2022. Here’s everything you need to know about the president’s ...
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President Biden designates his first national monument: Camp Hale-Continental Divide

Original Post ➡️ Ecoflight | Used by permission New federal protection for public lands in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains commemorates veterans of Army’s 10th Mountain Division DENVER – President Joe Biden on Wednesday designated the Camp Hale-Continental Divide National Monument as the first new national monument of his presidency. This classification will protect 53,804 acres in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains. Local stakeholders, ...
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Original Post ➡️ National Monuments have been political footballs since the Antiquities Act came to be in 1906. But so far court cases haven’t changed the president’s authority to shrink or grow them. The 53,804-acre Camp Hale-Continental Divide National Monument, near Leadville, Colorado, will be managed by the U.S. Forest Service, which is charged with ...
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Original Post ➡️ A flyover illustrates the breadth and beauty of the site that President Biden will designate as a national monument today Flying over Camp Hale provides an up-close look at the mountains and hills where 10th Mountain Division troops gained the skills and resilience necessary to defeat German forces in the Alps.Chris Dillmann/Vail ...
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