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Rights for the Colorado River!

On Monday, September 25, five members of Deep Green Resistance (DGR) filed a first-in-the-nation lawsuit – Colorado River v. Colorado – in the United States District Court, District of Denver seeking personhood for the Colorado River and recognition of the river’s rights to exist, flourish, regenerate, and naturally evolve. The lawsuit has catalyzed a national conversation […]

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DEAD SEAS: Great Salt Lake faces ruin

Great Salt Lake drought and biodiversity

Jeremy P. Jacobs, E&E reporterGreenwire: Monday, July 11, 2016 America’s iconic Great Salt Lake is rapidly shrinking due to drought, climate change and misguided water management schemes. Utah is considering another major water diversion project that would further deplete the lake’s inflows. Photo by Jeremy P. Jacobs. Article updated at 5:18 p.m. EDT. SALT LAKE […]

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Against All Mining: The Kennecott Mine Must Be Stopped

This is an excerpt from an early draft of a forthcoming book about how “green technology” and “renewable energy” will not save the planet. One of the largest copper mines in the world is the Kennecott Bingham Canyon Mine, which is just outside Salt Lake City in the Oquirrh Mountains. Flying into the city, you […]

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Groundwater Pipeline Threatens Great Basin Desert, Indigenous Groups

The Confederated Tribes of the Goshute, or CTGR (the name “Goshute” derives from the native word Ku’tsip or Gu’tsip, people of ashes, desert, or dry earth), [17] “reside in an isolated oasis in the foothills of the majestic Deep Creek Mountains on what is now the Utah/ Nevada state line,” according to their web page […]

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Event: Communities of Resistance teach-in – March 16th & 17th

Sponsored by: Deep Green Resistance Great Basin chapter, SLC Brown Berets, and Decolonize Salt Lake City. __________________________________ Two days of Presentations and Trainings: – Goshute Tribal Chairman Ed Naranjo on the SNWA (Southern Nevada Water Authority) proposed water pipeline to steal groundwater from the Goshute Reservation. – Community organizer and filmmaker Simón Sedillo shows his […]

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