Category: Natural Resources
Darrin Old Coyote, chairman of the Crow Tribe in Montana, puts it plainly: “The war on coal is a war on our families and our children.”
The attorney general of the Navajo Nation, Ethel Branch, said that the affected San Juan River “has always been a source of life, of purification, and of healing” for the Navajo, but “now it’s been transformed into something that’s a threat.
Greg Sheehan told board members it is important for the state to express its desire to retain management authority over wildlife populations.
In Utah, nearly 70 percent of the state is owned by the federal government, limiting the state’s control over land uses, such as grazing, oil and gas development, and forest management.
If the park is enlarged, the change would push the park boundary closer to the old mine — and near a proposed hydropower plant.
The sale gave the Russians control of one-fifth of all uranium production capacity in the United States.
Based on the facts confirming EPA’s direct responsibility for the spill and the widespread damage it has caused to the environment and people of the surrounding communities, Barrasso and McCain urge Attorney General Lynch to conduct an independent investigation.
Impacts from grazing don’t rise to the level of causing unlawful harm to the bull trout’s critical habitat, he said. “Just because you cut a tree or graze a blade of grass does not mean there’s an adverse effect.”
Thanks to that dereliction of duty, the BLM recently informed ranchers in northeastern Nevada that there will be further restrictions on grazing permits because wild horses have overrun certain areas, compromising the health of range lands.
“The state plans work,” said Bishop. “This proposal is only about controlling land, not saving the bird.”