While the west is experiencing a mega-drought, the lake is at its lowest water level since recording started in 1847.
"Today is a win, but it is only the first step in what will undoubtedly be a long and difficult fight," said one pro-choice advocate.
"Utah's fossil fuel development policy poses an existential threat to Utah's children, sacrificing their health, safety, and lives for the short-term profits of the fossil fuel industry."
Biden will expand Bears Ears and the Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments in what is now Utah.
"No matter the circumstances, what happened on Friday night is a tragedy, and I expect this investigation to be handled swiftly and transparently for the sake of everyone involved."
“Speak out, pull together like-minded neighbors, organize and don’t give up.”
The organizations filed a National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) challenge to the recent approval of the expanded mine, which would extract millions of tons of coal and exacerbate climate change impacts including air pollution and other threats.
“At the time of the shooting, Prado was absolutely no threat to any of the corrections officers.”
Despite the fact that the federal government's own report shows that oil and gas production on public land contributes significantly to U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and the Trump administration continue to push on expanding its use.
"Our caution has to do with the particular way marijuana legalization has occurred in the U.S.: at the ballot box."