Utah Wilderness News – January 19, 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