to follow." Also, noting Goshute
leaders "didn't have
A decade ago, the NRC approved a license to store waste on the Skull Valley Goshute
Reservation in Utah.
The Confederated Tribes of the Goshute
recently formed a partnership with a Park City-based company interested in recruiting tribal partners.
This resort comes with luxury tipis and enough activities to make your equine-loving head spin, including rides through the gorgeous Goshute
A proposal by the Skull Valley Band of Goshute
Indians to locate a low-level radioactive waste dump on their reservation in Utah galvanized the Utah political establishment--generally not a fan of the NWPS--to craft legislation to stop it.
We obtained raptor migration data from HawkWatch International (http://www.hawkwatch.org) for their raptor migration site in the Goshute
Mountains, located at a similar latitude and approximately 175 km east of our study site.
In addition to Nye County, Nev., where local officials were strongly in favor of the Yucca Mountain project, Oak Ridge, Tenn., and the Skull Valley Band of the Goshute
Nation in Utah, also saw local efforts to open nuclear waste sites scuttled by statewide opposition.
Native lands in North America have been the subject of many military projects, resulting in such suffering: Goshute
territory and chemical warfare; Los Alamos National Laboratory on Pueblo land; Alaska as an occupied territory; nuclear testing and nuclear waste among Western Shoshone; the bombing and militarization of Hawaii; and the establishment of forts across many reservations.
(345.) For example, Giancarlo Panagia explains the complex web of federal, state, and tribal law that led to the need for environmental justice activists to take sides between the Skull Valley Goshute
Indians, who had applied for a federal grant to study the possibility of building a storage facility for nuclear waste on their land, and the then-Governor of Utah, who sought to influence the federal grant-making process and who later, after the grant was awarded to the Goshute
Indians, sought to use the power of the State to prevent the facility from being built.
"This is a direct threat to our survival," said Ed Naranjo, council member and administrator for the Confederated Tribes of the Goshute
. "Our culture, spirituality, and livelihood are based on diverse natural resources in Great Basin, the most vital of which is water."
Though PFS obtained a license from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to build and operate the spent fuel storage facility, Interior's Bureau of Land Management denied the consortium's request for a right of way across tribal land owned by the Skull Valley Band of Goshute
Indians, saying there were too many unanswered questions about the project.