A Canadian company looking to build the first new uranium mill in the United States in nearly three decades is burning through cash at a rate that could leave it broke right about the time it hopes to secure its final approvals from Colorado public health officials.
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The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment late last week deemed complete a uranium mill application by Ontario-based Energy Fuels, starting what will be up to a year-long review. An environmental group suing to stop the Montrose County proposal…
MONTROSE — Actress and environmental activist Daryl Hannah says all the heated rhetoric over who should have the most say about the proposed Piñon Ridge uranium mill — western Montrose County mining families or affluent residents of Telluride and surrounding San Miguel County — is a moot point to Mother Earth. “These boundaries and these borders are manmade, but the air and the water and the soil and the wildlife don’t really recognize those boundaries,” she said in an interview with The Colorado Independent.
Montrose County commissioners on Wednesday will consider a plan to revive the area’s long-dormant uranium industry.
MONTROSE — Montrose County commissioners delayed a decision on a controversial uranium mill proposal Wednesday after nearly six hours of public testimony that underscored deep divisions between longtime mining families and residents of neighboring Telluride and San Miguel County.
Club 20, the Western Slope lobbying group formed 56 years ago to give the largely rural area a stronger political voice in Denver, is starting to see some dissent from members who feel energy interests are taking over the organization.
Ponytailed, liberal and a member of the Green Party, San Miguel County Commissioner Art Goodtimes served for 10 years on the board of Club 20, a traditionally conservative organization that promotes Western Slope opinions on issues and policy. Goodtimes…