The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources K9 program has been revitalized with the introduction of two newly trained dogs – and they are ready for action, according to spokeswoman Faith Jolley.
Mark Twain is credited with saying everybody talks about the weather, but nobody ever does anything about it. Here in Grand County, everybody talks about the drought, but nobody does anything about it.
Four conservation groups have asked a federal judge to block new plans that allow drilling, mining and other activities across 51 million acres of greater sage-grouse habitat in seven western states: Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, Nevada, California and Oregon, according to Greta Anderson, deputy director of Western Watersheds Project.
Conservation groups sued the Trump administration March 21 to challenge the Interior Department’s decision allowing additional water to be taken from the Green River below Utah’s Flaming Gorge Dam. “The decision was made without a full accounting of reduced Colorado River basin flows or how the region’s persistent drought and climate change could harm endangered species and recreation,” said a press release from the environmental group Living Rivers.
Several conservation groups on Tuesday, Feb. 26, issued a notice of intent to sue the Trump administration for approving rights-of-way for pipelines and power lines that pave the way for the nation’s first commercial oil shale development. The massive Enefit project in Utah’s Uintah Basin would drain billions of gallons of water from the Green River, threaten endangered species and generate enormous amounts of greenhouse gas pollution, said the groups in a joint statement.