OP-ED: No one wants to build the Bear River Project, but it needs to be an option

BY REP. STEPHEN G. HANDY Published by the Standard-Examiner TUESDAY , JUNE 06, 2017 I read with keen interest the May 28 article by Standard-Examiner reporter Leia Larsen headlined, “GSL dust model predicts trouble for Utah if more water is diverted.” As a member of the Legislature’s Natural Resources, Agriculture and …

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Ask Federal Officials to reject Rocky Mountain Power’s Shoddy Coal Mine Cleanup Bid!

Remember back in April we told you about how Rocky Mountain Power has been mishandling coal ash wastes at its Huntington power plant? It’s an alarming story: A big utility discovered coal ash contaminated water was polluting the area. Rather than doing the right thing — investing in a solution …

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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: Water rulings show Utah not worthy of making its own choices

Opinion Anybody who thinks it would be a good idea for the state of Utah to be able to make its own land use, water use and environmental decisions, without meddlesome federal bureaucrats getting involved, should be working to demonstrate that the decisions that would be made here would be …

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NEWS: Nuclear trial presents clashing views of reality

Brian Maffly Price • In the coming weeks, Judge George Harmond will weigh opposite versions of nuclear reality that unfolded this week in his 7th District courtroom. Blue Castle Holdings’ proposed nuclear reactor near Green River is little more than a speculative bet that has so far won little interest …

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NEWS: Trial concludes in case against use of Green River water for nuclear power plant

ST. GEORGE – The trial to decide whether the Utah state engineer appropriately gave water rights to the Blue Castle Group for a new nuclear power plant wound down yesterday in Price. Lawyers for both the plaintiffs and defendants gave closing statements, and now the case awaits a decision from …

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NEWS: Judge to decide fate of proposed reactors in Utah

PRICE, Utah (AP) — A state judge has 60 days to rule on environmentalists’ challenge of a water-rights transfer needed to build Utah’s first nuclear power plant. A weeklong trial that ended Friday in Price focused on state Engineer Kent Jones‘ decision to let Blue Castle Holdings take 53,000 acre-feet of …

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NEWS: Fate of proposed Green River nuclear power plant depends on water

After 5 days of testimony, judge takes case under advisement PRICE — The fate of a proposed nuclear power plant — the first in Utah — turns on the ebb and flow of the Green River, where proponents of the project want to divert water to cool the plant’s nuclear …

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NEWS: Closing Statements in Nuke Trial Reveal a Long Battle Ahead

Opposing sides took shots at each other’s witnesses and research during today’s closing arguments in the reconsideration of water rights for a potential nuclear-power plant near Green River, Utah. Today marked the end of a week-long bench trial asking Price judge George Harmond, Jr. to re-evaluate State Engineer Kent Jones’ …

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