RadioActive: October 18, 2017

  • October 18, 2017
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Auditing Lake Powell Pipeline, Granting Personhood to the Colorado River, Capturing Methane in the Uinta Basin, #OperationRioGrande Update

Hosted by Lara Jones and Nick Burns, tonight's RadioActive featured:

  • An update on #OperationRioGrande, which has hit the two-month mark. See the media player below to listen to the whole press conference.

  • Patrick Von Bargen, Center for Methane Emissions Solutions, is in town to convince Utah to add methane to a rule change expected to streamline regulations for emissions from oil and gas sites.

  • Zach Frankel, executive director of the Utah Rivers Council, which claims the state is fudging water numbers on the Lake Powell Pipeline again. He's asked the state auditor to take a look at the math and the testimony. Read the URC's letter and analysis:

  • Heber-resident Will Falk and Colorado Coordinator Deanna Meyer of Deep Green Resistance talk about a lawsuit to grant personhood to the Colorado River. They noted that courts in India, New Zealand, Ecuador, and Colombia have granted ecosystems legal rights. The first hearing in the case is set for November 14, in Denver.

The following audio was recorded earlier today during a press conference for the Two-Month Update on Operation Rio Grande: