Daily News - Page 28 of 32

  • February 10th, 2010

    Sen. Udall introduces legislation to bring accountability for public land damage
    The illegal destruction of thousands of acres of public lands in Colorado by off-road vehicles and fires caused by carelessness has prompted legislation that could result in much stronger penalties for those responsible. U.S. Senator Mark Udall, D-Eldorado Springs, and Rep. John Salazar, D-Manassa, announced today that they have introduced legislation in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives designed to deter damage to public lands caused by illegal or reckless activities." Read more – Denver Post

    Ogden newspaper pushes back on climate change denial resolution
    "We note another time-waster in the Utah Legislature with the House's passage of House Joint Resolution 12, which purports to smack down so-called climate alarmists for their inability to connect global warming with the current downturn in global temperatures. HJR12 is sponsored by Rep. Kerry Gibson, R-Ogden. Gibson is a dairy and crop farmer. A strong backer of the resolution — which urges the Environmental Protection Agency to not regulate pollution attributed to climate change "until a full and independent investigation of the climate data conspiracy and global warming science can be substantiated" — is the Utah Farm Bureau." Read more – Standard-Examiner

  • February 9th, 2010

    Restore sanity and balance to energy development
    "Oil and gas production is an important use of America's public lands. But not everywhere and not without scrutiny. Public lands are not a gift bag for whatever the special interest flavor of the month happens to be." Read more – Denver Post

    UT legislator peddles paranoia on climate change
    "Rep. Mike Noel, the Legislature's chief climate-change skeptic, declared Thursday that global warming is a conspiracy to control world population. The House Natural Resources Committee then approved a resolution that expresses the Utah Legislature's belief that 'climate alarmists' carbon dioxide-related global warming hypothesis is unable to account for the current downturn in global temperatures." Read more – Salt Lake Tribune

  • February 3rd, 2010

    Green River nuke plant draws controversy over
    water use

    “The company has struck a deal to lease 53,600 acre-feet of unused
    water rights from San Juan and Kane Counties in southern Utah – prompting protests
    from everyone from local farm, health, and recreation interests to
    environmental groups, the US Fish and Wildlife Service and the Bureau
    of Reclamation.” Read more – High Country News

    Glen Canyon dam continues to harm endangered fish in Grand Canyon
    Not quite two years after
    federal scientists blasted water from four Glen Canyon Dam release
    tunnels to simulate floods of pre-dam days, those experts acknowledged
    Tuesday only limited success in replenishing Colorado River sandbars
    and fish habitat.” Read more – Salt Lake Tribune