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Original Post ➡️ Nonprofit is fighting to bring a Wild and Scenic federal designation to the free-flowing watershed near Redstone and Marble Colorado Rocky Mountain School juniors Makaya Mackie, left, and Persia Lovett look out of the plane during an EcoFlight trip on Saturday, May 28, 2022, over the Crystal River valley.Austin Colbert/The Aspen Times ...
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Flights over Klamath River provide view of dams set for removal

Original Post ➡️ The Klamath River begins in Klamath Falls with water from Lake Ewauna and Upper Klamath Lake On whitewater raft trips, many sections of the Klamath River rumble through walls of frothing whitewater. But from above the river looks benign, just a tiny thread of water passing through a fractured canyon carved over ...
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Navajo Nation says upgrades needed at Antelope Point Marina

Original Post ➡️ Communication between National Park Service and Navajo Nation a concern An aerial view of Lake Powell at Antelope Point Mariana in April shows how much lake levels have dropped because of severe drought conditions. (Photos/EcoFlight) LECHEE, Ariz. — The Navajo Nation shared concerns over the lack of communication by the National Park ...
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Mesa declares first-stage water use alarm

Original Post ➡️ EcoFlight, an aviation non-profit that provides the aerial perspective for pressing land and water issues in the West, last week released a batch of photos for the latest flyover over. Lake Powell, which is experiencing historic low water levels that threaten electricity production at Glen Canyon Dam. To address the crisis low ...
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Federal judge stops 35,000-acre fracking plan in western Colorado

Original Post ➡️ The North Fork Mancos Master Development Plan would have allowed 35 new fracking wells in the North Fork Valley and Thompson Divide areas The North Fork Valley in Colorado. Photo by EcoFlight. DENVER― A U.S. District Court judge vacated a federal plan that allowed fracking across 35,000 acres of Colorado’s Western Slope on May ...
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2 Southwest tribes raise concerns over uranium storage

Original Post ➡️ Tribal communities in Arizona & Utah face environmental problems connected to same radioactive resource In White Mesa, Utah, at America’s last uranium mill, a pool of toxic waste is emitting dangerous amounts of radon to the surrounding communities, among them the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe. This isn’t news: In November 2021, High Country News reported on ...
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Original Post ➡️ Xcel Energy’s Hayden Station just east of Hayden, as seen from an EcoFlight tour of the Yampa Valley with Friends of the Yampa on Friday, Feb. 4, 2022. Both generators at the site are scheduled to close by the end of 2028.Dylan Anderson/Steamboat Pilot & Today Hayden’s new school was built with ...
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What’s next for the CORE Act?

Original Post ➡️ The executive director of a local conservation watchdog group says he believes that passage of the CORE Act is no longer a matter of if, but when. Will Roush of Carbondale-based nonprofit Wilderness Workshop said it’s fair to say he’s “cautiously optimistic” that the bill — designed to protect 400,000 acres of ...
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Two Southwest tribes raise concerns over uranium storage

Original Post ➡️ Tribal communities in Arizona and Utah face environmental problems connected to the same radioactive resource: uranium. In White Mesa, Utah, at America’s last uranium mill, a pool of toxic waste is emitting dangerous amounts of radon to the surrounding communities, among them the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe. This isn’t news: In November ...
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Original Post ➡️ Council discusses increasing staff wages, instituting housing incentives Hayden is seen from an EcoFlight tour of the Yampa Valley with Friends of the Yampa on Feb. 4.Dylan Anderson/Steamboat Pilot & Today Hayden Town Council is looking at new policies designed to help the town maintain and attract employees in both the long ...
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