Daily News - Page 30 of 32

  • January 25th, 2010

    Public lands belong to all
    few things need to be clarified about local public lands. First,
    federal public lands in Utah belong to all Americans. The present
    population of the United States is slightly more than 300 million, and
    each and every one of us technically owns an equal share of the public
    lands, regardless of where we reside.” Read more – Spectrum 

    Assessing Salazar so far
    “A year into his tenure as the 50th secretary of the interior, Salazar has surprised both fans and critics. He’s proved bold, ambitious and more willing to directly confront foes than accommodate them. But to critics, Salazar is committing the same sins of which he
    often accuses the prior administration — politicizing decisions,
    shutting out views and pursuing an agenda that swaps an industry clique
    for an environmental one.” Read more – Denver Post

  • January 22nd, 2010

    Science does confirm red dust melts CO snow
    "Strong scientific evidence shows that desert dust from the Colorado
    Plateau is causing early snowmelt in Colorado and that the majority of
    this dust is likely caused by human activity. So which human activities
    are causing this dust? ORVs, grazing, and oil and gas development are
    likely the biggest culprits since they are the main soil-destabilizing
    activities in this region." Read more- Aspen Times

  • January 21st, 2010

    Monument critic gets it all wrong
    City Daily News Bureau Chief Jennifer Weaver recently commented on the
    proposed American Red Rock Wilderness Bill. Her apparent disdain for
    conserving Utah's undeveloped public lands would seem to show her lack
    of appreciation for the fantastic area of the planet in which we are
    privileged to live." Read more – Spectrum

    Man jailed for illegal ATV trail
    "Building an illegal trail and clearing trees in the Gallatin
    National Forest will cost a Livingston man five months in federal
    prison, a fine and $25,000 restitution." Read more – Billings Gazette

  • January 20th, 2010

    CO writer cites dust on snow threat

    "Breathable air and drinkable water are two
    critical criteria, keys to a long-term quality of life. And what provides these
    benefits? Wild lands." Read more – Aspen Times

    "Kicking and screaming, the BLM makes a deal"

    "It's taken much longer than it should have, but the world's longest
    outdoor art gallery will finally get some protection from the gas
    drilling that threatens it." Read more- High Country News

  • January 19th, 2010

    Controversial nuke
    plant proposed along the Green River raises
    water supply concerns from diverse stakeholders

    "Power plants need water —
    lots of water — and the group working on a proposal for Utah's first
    nuclear power plant is asking the Utah Division of Water Rights to
    approve a proposal for a large diversion of water from the Green River.
    That was the subject of an all-day hearing in the town of Green River
    on Tuesday." Listen – KUER

    Talks to save Colorado's
    Roan Plateau from massive natural gas development still yield no

    "Western Colorado's Roan Plateau is the kind of place that should be
    declared off-limits under new federal energy leasing policies, said an
    attorney for environmental groups suing to limit drilling on the
    landmark. A coalition of groups is suing the federal government, claiming a 2007
    plan by the Bureau of Land Management for natural gas development on
    the plateau's public land didn't adequately analyze the potential
    impact." Read more – Associated Press