Daily News - Page 27 of 32

  • February 18th, 2010

    Good News: SUWA legal victory
    "A federal judge has decided
    the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance will be allowed to defend its own
    interests in a lawsuit filed by three oil companies and three Utah
    counties over a hotly disputed 2008 oil and gas lease sale in Salt Lake
    City." Read more – Salt Lake Tribune

    New Utah monuments?

    "The San Rafael Swell and Cedar Mesa region in Utah are among more than
    two dozen "nationally significant landscapes" that may be good
    candidates for national monument designation, according to Department
    of Interior documents."  Read more – Deseret News

    Outdated New Mexico coal plant degrades UT wilderness

    Conservation groups have asked federal agencies to require a New Mexico
    coal-fired power plant to take measures to reduce its air pollution and
    thereby lessen the amount of haze it causes in national parks and
    wilderness areas." Read more – Deseret News

  • February 16th, 2010

    CO newspaper pans UT pols' plans for federal land grab

    "To the west
    of us in Utah
    a few state lawmakers have ginned up a plan to gain control of federal lands in
    that state by a simple means: They want to condemn them. Great. All
    the West needs is every state official or local government potentate with a
    hankering for money to have the authority to condemn acres and acres of federal
    lands and turn them over to private developers." Read more – Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

    Climate change denying UT state reps gain international infamy
    dioxide is "essentially harmless" to human beings and good for
    plants. So now will you stop worrying about global warming?
    Utah's House of Representatives
    apparently has at least. Officially the most Republican state in America,
    its political masters have adopted a resolution condemning "climate
    alarmists", and disputing any scientific basis for global warming.
    " Read more – London Guardian

  • February 12th, 2010

    A call to protect public lands
    "The phrase “public lands" refers not just to access, but to ownership.
    Whether monitored and maintained by the Forest
    Service, the Bureau of Land Management or any other agency, this
    country's public lands are the property of the
    American people. As such, the public has every right and reason to
    ensure those lands are protected from vandalism,
    damage or just plain stupid behavior." Read more – Durango Herald

    Follow the dirty coal money…

    "Returning the $10,000
    donation to Alton Coal and reopening the permit process (including a new
    round of public comments) is the minimum that Herbert can do to prove
    that his call for ethics reforms is sincere and that favors from his
    office cannot be bought and paid for by large campaign donors." Read more – Salt Lake Tribune

  • February 11th, 2010

    Utah's faithful gather at statehouse to testify to the importance of wilderness…

    Video Courtesy of KSL.com

    …which is a good thing since the Utah Legislature has other, more nefarious designs on our wild public lands

    "A pair of Utah County
    lawmakers want to pass legislation that would give the state eminent domain
    power to take federal lands, including a coal-rich parcel in the Grand Staircase-Escalante
    National Monument
    The goal is to incite a court
    battle that they believe they can win at the Supreme Court giving Utah the
    right to develop the disputed land and generate some $50 billion for the
    state's public schools." Read more – Salt Lake Tribune