Free Climate Movie Monday! (And a Secret NYE Party)

The snow-capped Wasatch out the office window beckon us to come play, but as you’ll see below, work is keeping us plenty busy! Here’s a few quick hits from HEALopolis: * Free Climate Film at Library Monday! HEAL along with several other groups is co-sponsoring a showing of the new …

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Kenny Rogers and the Green River Nukes

Being HEAL’s most senior staff member — yes, both in age and experience — I know exactly when to quote 1970s icon Kenny Rogers: You’ve got to know when to hold ’em Know when to fold ’em Know when to walk away Those wise words from one of America’s premier …

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NEWS: Group drops water battle, still fighting nuclear plant plan

Michelle L. Price August 10, 2016 Washington Times SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – Environmentalists who’ve spent almost a decade fighting a plan to build Utah’s first nuclear power plant said Wednesday that they’re dropping a legal battle against the eastern Utah project but are still fighting the facility. The groups …

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NEWS: Environmental groups drop legal fight over water transfers for Utah nuclear project

Brian Maffly August 10, 2016 The Salt Lake Tribune After a string of legal setbacks, environmental groups opposed to a proposed Utah nuclear power project announced Wednesday they are abandoning their legal challenge to the massive transfer of water rights necessary to operate the two-unit generating station envisioned for Green …

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OPINION: Paul Rolly: ‘Zion Curtain’ protects Utahns, but not airport travelers

PAUL ROLLY The Salt Lake Tribune September 25, 2014 Gateway drug to nuke hype » Christopher Thomas, executive director of the environmental group HEAL Utah, took issue in a Salt Lake Tribune op-ed this week with what he called exaggerated claims by the principals of Blue Castle Holdings about their …

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OPINION: We’ll take Utah nuke-plant fight to the people

Clarence K Jacobson Salt Lake Tribune September 19, 2014 Scot Morgan’s letter (“Chernobyl in Utah,” Sept. 19) was spot-on, especially after reading in Thursday’s paper that water supplies in Utah are prone to inconsistency and shortages because of increased usage and possibility of drought, and that HEAL Utah is trying …

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OPINION: Don’t buy Blue Castle’s claims of progress in building nuke plant

Christopher Thomas Salt Lake Tribune September 19, 2014 Utah has many annual traditions, such as rushing up the Cottonwood Canyons on powder days or reveling in the lights of Temple Square during the Christmas season. In the past couple years, we’re developing a new one: Guffawing when the company that …

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OPINION: We’ll take Utah nuke-plant fight to the people

Opinion Scot Morgan’s letter ("Chernobyl in Utah," Sept. 19) was spot-on, especially after reading in Thursday’s paper that water supplies in Utah are prone to inconsistency and shortages because of increased usage and possibility of drought, and that HEAL Utah is trying to overturn a ruling granting water rights to a private …

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NEWS: Groups appeal decision in Utah nuclear power plant case

Amy Joi O’Donoghue 9/17/2014 SALT LAKE CITY — Environmental groups led by anti-nuclear activists HEAL Utah are challenging a judicial ruling that upheld Utah’s decision to allow Green River water to be used in a proposed nuclear power plant.