Friday, October 22, 2021

Tag: Utah

Biden to restore protections to three national monuments cut by Trump

Biden will expand Bears Ears and the Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments in what is now Utah.

Utah police under investigation after shooting unarmed 13-year-old boy

"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."

How one Utah community fought the fracking industry—and won

“Speak out, pull together like-minded neighbors, organize and don’t give up.”

Trump administration ignores environmental impacts of mining 30 million tons of...

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.

Lawsuit filed against jail officer for shooting inmate with shotgun on...

“At the time of the shooting, Prado was absolutely no threat to any of the corrections officers.”

Trump administration auctions off 150,000 acres of public land for fossil-fuel...

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.

Marijuana legalization continues to be a statewide issue after midterm elections

"Our caution has to do with the particular way marijuana legalization has occurred in the U.S.: at the ballot box."

Massive Utah oil shale project threatens public health, water supply

Conservation groups today formally opposed the Trump administration’s plan to facilitate the first commercial oil shale development in the United States.

Despite ancient rock art legacy, BLM leases land for fossil fuel...

Despite development objectives from tribal and environmental groups, the BLM is leasing part of Emery County for fossil fuel exploration.

Documents reveal drilling and mining interests were behind shrinking of Utah...

Yes Secretary Zinke claimed that the shrinking of the national monuments "isn’t really about oil and gas.”

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Greta Thunberg on climate promises versus actions

Thunberg sat down in her Stockholm kitchen to talk about what she expects—and hopes—will come from the global event.

The persecution of Steven Donziger

“Why am I the one being locked up? I helped hold [Chevron] accountable.”

Toxic Clichés

Our students will be facing challenges beyond what we can begin to imagine, if these past few years are any indication, crises that require far-ranging intelligence, imagination, sensitivity.

6 ways restaurants can reduce their environmental impact

The restaurant industry struggles to meet consumers’ sustainability standards because of conventional management patterns.

Taking aim at predatory equity firms, Warren leads bill to ‘stop Wall Street looting’

"Private equity firms get rich off of stripping assets from companies, loading them up with a bunch of debt, and then leaving workers, consumers, and whole communities in the dust."