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Supreme Court to review halted Utah rail project approval

Supreme Court to review halted Utah rail project approval

The Supreme Court will decide if a key approval for the Uinta Basin Railway project in Utah can be reinstated, affecting local oil transport and production.

Mark Sherman and Mead Gruver report for The Associated Press.

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Colorado lawmakers push EPA to review Utah oil facility pollution permits

Colorado lawmakers push EPA to review Utah oil facility pollution permits

Two Colorado legislators are urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to scrutinize pollution permits for Utah oil transport facilities, fearing expansions could harm residents and wildlife across state lines.

Sharon Udasin reports for The Hill.

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Plans for lithium project raise environmental concerns in Utah

Plans for lithium project raise environmental concerns in Utah

An Australian company’s plan to extract lithium in Utah faces criticism over water usage and potential radioactive contamination.

Kyle Dunphey reports for Utah News Dispatch.

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The plight of Wilson's phalarope and the Great Salt Lake's future

The plight of Wilson's phalarope and the Great Salt Lake's future

In Utah, the iconic Wilson's phalarope is at risk due to the drastic reduction of the Great Salt Lake, exacerbated by excessive water usage and climate change.

Wyatt Myskow reports for Inside Climate News.

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Utah legislature passes bill to maintain coal power plant operations

Utah legislature passes bill to maintain coal power plant operations

A new bill has been passed to secure the future of a coal-fired power plant in Utah.

Alixel Cabrera reports for Utah News Dispatch.

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Utah's lithium extraction raises environmental concerns

In Utah, a new lithium extraction project is sparking debate over its potential impact on the Colorado River's water resources.

Suman Naishadham and Brittany Peterson report for the Associated Press.

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Utah’s Great Salt Lake on verge of collapse
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Utah legislature takes aim at rights of nature movement

Nonhuman entities like corporations and municipalities have long had “legal personhood” in U.S. law. Now, Utah lawmakers want to prevent lakes, forests and other parts of nature from having the same legal status.
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