SUWA http://kuer.org en Drilling Company Makes a Deal With Environmentalists http://kuer.org/post/drilling-company-makes-deal-environmentalists <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>A company producing helium in Utah wanted to avoid a fight with environmentalists over its plan to drill new wells in Emery County.&nbsp; So executives worked out a deal in advance.</p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 19:05:15 +0000 Dan Bammes 38095 at http://kuer.org Drilling Company Makes a Deal With Environmentalists Federal Court Rules Against BLM Management Plan http://kuer.org/post/federal-court-rules-against-blm-management-plan <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A federal court in Salt Lake City ruled against the Bureau of Land Management yesterday in a key case involving off-road vehicle use.</span></p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 22:40:14 +0000 Dan Bammes 37790 at http://kuer.org Federal Court Rules Against BLM Management Plan Why Governor Herbert Doesn't Like the Idea of a New National Monument in Utah http://kuer.org/post/why-governor-herbert-doesnt-idea-new-national-monument-utah <p>Utah’s governor doesn’t much like the idea of creating a Greater Canyonlands National Monument covering a large area of public land in southern Utah. &nbsp;</p><p>Environmental groups are asking President Obama to use the federal Antiquities Act to set aside 1.4 million acres of public land on both sides of the Colorado River as a national monument.&nbsp; Governor Gary Herbert says there are better ways to protect public land.</p> Thu, 20 Jun 2013 20:45:30 +0000 Dan Bammes 31250 at http://kuer.org Why Governor Herbert Doesn't Like the Idea of a New National Monument in Utah Lawsuit Could Challenge Tar Sands Leasing http://kuer.org/post/lawsuit-could-challenge-tar-sands-leasing <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Seven environmental groups are telling the Bureau of Land Management they plan to sue the agency over its&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.blm.gov/wo/st/en/info/newsroom/2013/march/nr_03_22_2013.html" style="line-height: 1.5;">leasing plan for oil shale and tar sands</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp; They say the agency didn’t consult the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over the possible impact on endangered species.&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Wed, 29 May 2013 20:18:25 +0000 Dan Bammes 30048 at http://kuer.org Lawsuit Could Challenge Tar Sands Leasing KUER News Pod: Thursday December 27, 2012 http://kuer.org/post/kuer-news-pod-thursday-december-27-2012 <p>The Salt Lake Tribune names its Utahns of the Year, Several Utah cities designate city parks as Christmas Tree drop off zones, and the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance moves forward with a lawsuit against the Bureau of Land Management.<br><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F72745447&amp;color=98091a&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p> Thu, 27 Dec 2012 18:43:51 +0000 Brian Grimmett 22856 at http://kuer.org KUER News Pod: Thursday December 27, 2012 Petition Asks Governor to End Push to Control Federal Land http://kuer.org/post/petition-asks-governor-end-push-control-federal-land <p>A petition with more than five thousand signatures demanding an end to Utah's attempt to take control of federal lands was delivered Wednesday to Governor Gary Herbert's office. &nbsp;The effort was led by the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance and supported by activists like Dwight Butler of Wasatch Touring. &nbsp;He says the federal government is taking good care of its land right now.</p> Wed, 12 Sep 2012 20:01:40 +0000 Dan Bammes 18173 at http://kuer.org Petition Asks Governor to End Push to Control Federal Land