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Original Post ➡️ Sopris Sun correspondent Olivia Emmer interviewed KUNC’s Water and Environment Reporter covering the Colorado River basin, Alex Hager, about the Bureau of Reclamation’s recent demand to users of Colorado River water. The interview has been edited for length and clarity. Major water conservation will be necessary to prevent Lake Powell water levels ...
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Two Steps Forward, One Step Back for Uranium Mill near Bears Ears. 

Original Post ➡️ Tim Peterson / EcoFlight The air was clear, warm, and slightly breezy at the Blanding airport in southeast Utah last month, as we waited for EcoFlight pilot Gary and communications technician Amanda to arrive at the airstrip. Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition staff and community members from nearby White Mesa and the Oljato Chapter of the Navajo ...
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An EcoFlight tour flies over some existing wind turbines July 21, 2021, during a Lava Ridge Wind proposal tour flight near Buhl.PAT SUTPHIN/TIMES-NEWS SHOSHONE — Two counties independently passed resolutions recently to not support the proposed construction of up to 400 wind turbines on 73,000 acres of public land in south-central Idaho. With the resolutions, ...
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Original Post ➡️ Editor: I just read the article about making the Crystal River a designated wild and scenic river (“Crystal River’s wild and scenic designation up in the air,” Aug. 17). I’m somewhat ashamed that I didn’t realize it was still in so much jeopardy of that not happening. I believed that we were much ...
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Crystal River’s wild and scenic designation up in the air

Original Post ➡️ Mt. Sopris towers over the Crystal River Valley and the Crystal River confluence with Avalanche Creek. A group is seeking protection of the upper river, including this stretch, with the wild and scenic designation. Molly Briggs/Aspen Daily News After wrapping around Mt. Sopris and buzzing past Redstone toward Marble, the full majesty of ...
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Original Post ➡️ Protecting the state’s water supply appears to be a top priority among likely voters. Bruce Gordon, EcoFlight A new poll of likely voters in Arizona signals strong, bipartisan support for a permanent ban on new uranium mining near the Grand Canyon – and hope for the passage of the Grand Canyon Protection Act, ...
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Carbon capture rate overstated – IEEFA

Original Post ➡️ The life cycle emissions of carbon capture and storage projects are being under-reported, according to new research from think tank IEEFA. The efficacy of industrial carbon capture technology is being overstated, according to new research from US think tank the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). Analysing the life cycle emissions of ...
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Original Post ➡️ (Ecoflight) An aerial view of Bullfrog Bay on Lake Powell, Thursday, April 14, 2022. As water managers across the Colorado River basin are scrambling to slow the declining levels in Lake Powell and Lake Mead, a coalition of groups that supports motorized recreation on the reservoir are calling for even deeper water ...
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Original Post ➡️ This blog is co-written by Troy Honahnie, Jr., Hopi consultant, and Rachel Ellis, American Rivers Palavayu (The Little Colorado River) | Photo courtesy of EcoFlight For two early mornings in Spring, Hopi leaders, elders, and advocates joined with EcoFlight, American Rivers, and the Grand Canyon Trust to fly over Palavayu, or the Little Colorado ...
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Original Post ➡️ The aptly named Ruby Range photographed during an EcoFlight over the Gunnison Valley on July 24, 2022. The Ruby Range, located northwest of Crested Butte, Colorado, forms the eastern boundary of the Raggeds Wilderness. The Rubies would be protected under the GORP (Gunnison Outdoor Resources Protection Act) proposal. (Dean Krakel, Special to ...
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